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    DIY weather shield help please

    Are there any DIY plans on here for making a weather shield for my UQ's ?

    I've got a large piece of Pertex 4 which should work well, is it just a case of laying out my UQ and making the shield a few inches bigger all round, and adding some end channels with some shock cord through ?

    I can only borrow the thread injector for a couple of days at the weekend so need to get it right first time really.

    Any tips ?

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    I think you already have the idea. lay out your quilt as flat as you can get it. Measure the heck out of it. Measure twice cut once. Put it all down on paper and make your self a drawing/template to follow. Add extra on all sides for seams and channels then ta da you got yourself a weather shield.
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    How wide is the material?

    If it is as wide as your hammock..

    I would do about a seven foot long piece, sew channels in the end, slide some shockcord thru the channels and hang it below the quilt.

    Adjust length as you fancy.
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    Got my weather shield made up last night and completed my first proper thread injector project.

    Just waiting on my shockcord to arrive off ebay and then I'll get some piccies up.

    I made this first one with some 1.1 ripstop I had left from other from something else, it's only as long as the Snugft and no more so I'll have to see how it goes. I had planned to use the Pertex I bought but I didn't want to ruin it with my first effort, if it works well I'll probably make another anyway

    Thanks for the tips

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    Success!
    (and you can always add loops of Grosgrain ribbon if you need guidance for your end cords..)

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    Where did you get the Pertex?

    To me this sounds like an ideal UQ cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danalex View Post
    Where did you get the Pertex?

    To me this sounds like an ideal UQ cover.
    From ebay in the UK ...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...T#ht_500wt_922

    Point North also supply it so it might be worth contacting them if you're struggling to find any.

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