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    Daring to sew

    In the past few weeks I have moved, got a new job, and ordered a Ray Way quilt kit. Deluxe, with gorget and draft stopper and alpine upgrade. Brown and black.

    My sewing machine (basic Kenmore) was jumping and jamming - I took it for a tune up and it works just spiffy now. I reclaimed the machine from the repair place just the day before I packed everything in a Penske and moved 200 miles. My new apartment is still full of boxes and bags and piles of junk on the floor, but doggone it, I set up the machine on a folding table and started on that stuff sack. First time I've ever tried anything slinky as silnylon. A bit of jiggity on part of the seam, but it'll do.

    If the RW quilt works out I'm thinking of ordering supplies from Speer and making a down underquilt.

    I also attempted a cat stove with abysmal results. Didn't even bubble the water before it died. My cat loves me now, however.

    I think the gear bug may have bit just in time to mate with the procrastination bug - it may take a while to un-box, at this rate. Reading lots of posts in this forum probably isn't helping. I think y'all are contagious.

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    keep those projects going lori. it just keeps getting better & better!
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    RayWay quilt

    Hi Lori,
    Welcome to the board. If you look at some of my pic's you'll see what your RayWay quilt will look like when it is finished.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&searchid=3468

    Tango

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    Thanks, Tango - cept mine is going to be a lovely shade of bristlecone brown with a black interior.

    I wish the Preacha's wife could get the brown for the tarp I asked her to make - then it'd match up with the hammock too.

    I have the fabric all cut out, and the insulation. I will make the draft stopper but I think instead of the gorget I'm going to make a hood sort of like the JRB pattern. I also wanted to make a channel for a draw cord instead of sewing up a footbox. That way it'll lay flat on my bed.

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    I wish we could get the brown too, I have looked everywhere. I am going to make thepreacherswife's tarp out of Chocolate 1.9oz ripstop that I will coat with Sil myself. This will be her pretty tarp, with pink guy lines, and tie outs. If she was going hiking then she would carry a 1.1oz Sil tarp.

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    Whats that bristlecone brown like? On his website, Ray claims its some kind of special material with special properties?

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    The bristlecone is sort of toffee colored and less ... crisp, I guess, than the material sent along for the stuff sack. Ray makes a big deal about it being warmer - I can't vouch for that yet, and may not be able to since this is my first RW quilt (nothing to compare it to).

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