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    Just got my RayWay Quilt

    I just got my Ray Way Quilt, with the alpine upgrade. WOO HOO!!!!

    I am way too tired right now to make any sense of the directions, but I figure after a 24 hr nap, I may be able to toss it together fairly easily.

    I got the alpine upgrade & two color option (forest green & bright ORANGE!).
    I also ordered two stuff sacks. UM, the stuff sacks are HUGE!!! Like it says on the web site, they are as big as the RayWay pack. I'll still use both, one for the RW quilt & the other for my hammock AND patomic underquilt.

    I AM SO EXCITED!! I just wish I could sew it RIGHT NOW! BUT if I try now, well, it won't be pretty and will likely be covered with (my) blood.

    I'll keep y'all posted.
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    Whoohooo!

    Good luck, post pictures. I like the colors already.


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    Cool. Hopefully it will help you fight the snowmen off next time.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Cool. Hopefully it will help you fight the snowmen off next time.
    You have got to post those pictures, if they turned out.
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    Except for the actual quilting, it is done. It took me 4 hrs: 2.5 hrs to actually sew it, 1.5 hrs sewing it wrong & having to take it apart & start over. I like it, alot! I havn't weighed it yet, its in my car so I can do the quilting at work tomorrow, maybe.
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    I can't wait to see some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I can't wait to see some pics.
    Me too!!!

    I'll have to get HE to do the honers, I don't have the right camera.

    Hint for those who will be doing a RayWay quilt. My mistake was to try (as in failed miserably) to sew it with the insulation side up, YOU MUST SEW WITH THE INSULATION DOWN. It says so in the directions, but somebody didn't notice that. YOU MUST SEW WITH THE INSULATION DOWN. to me this was counter intuitive, but that is what you MUST do. The directions also say go slow, OH YES, take your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    YOU MUST SEW WITH THE INSULATION DOWN.
    Can you elaborate on this a little bit? I made a synthetic quilt and sewed the insulation to the liner with the insulation side up and did not have any problems. What happened when you did that? I have another synthetic insulation project (pullover) in my future, so I am very curious.

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    I was afraid to try the RW quilt. I didnt wanna blow the cash on the item, then not be able to do the sewing. I can do a rolled hem (badly) but the quilt making seemed to advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schneiderlein View Post
    Can you elaborate on this a little bit? I made a synthetic quilt and sewed the insulation to the liner with the insulation side up and did not have any problems. What happened when you did that? I have another synthetic insulation project (pullover) in my future, so I am very curious.
    yes please, I have one to finish on the workbench, seems like you lay the insulation on the two 'covers" then pull it through the gap left at the foot. I may have older instructions and will have to take a look. Thanks for posting this

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