I've been a DIY hammocker for over 10 years, and have gotten a lot of useful ideas from this forum. In all that time I've never tried to make my own quilts. I have a lot of 1/32" LDPE foam like they use for packaging/cushioning. I know some folks here have worked with this material and I'm looking for some advice. Here are some of the questions I have, but feel free to answer questions I haven't thought to ask as well.
How many layers should I use for a 3 season, sub 40 quilt? Same top and bottom? I know some people have done 1 or 2 layer quilts but the material is thin and incredibly light. Is that really enough? I'm planning on covering it with ripstop nylon.
I think MacEntyre has said that differential cut is sufficient for maintaining a small gap between layers, but lots of folks use pleats. What are folks real-world experiences with this and what do you recommend?
Should I perforate the LDPE or not? Top & bottom? I don't anticipate any really cold weather usage. Is condensation a problem in moderate conditions?
I'm considering a draw-string footbox, but with an insulated flap that can fold in before I close it for added warmth. Does that sound like a reasonable solution to the cold feet problems?
For top length I'm thinking I want to be able to just pull it over my head when needed. Any advice on this?
I tend to slide around a bit in my sleep. Would I be better off with a full-length under, or is that overkill?
What am I forgetting to ask about?
I'll shut up now and listen... Thanks!