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    Burning at both ends Dblcorona's Avatar
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    Summer Top Quilt

    Just finished my new summer top quilt. This is a sewn through design made out of Momentum90 fabric. Used 7oz of 800 fill down.
    74"x52" at the top. You can't really see it in the pics but there is a taper to the foot end. Used a Draw String foot box and grosgrain and buttons to keep it light. Total weight was 14oz
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    that looks pretty darn cool!
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

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    It looks very uniform. I'm thinking about doing something the same...but I'm such a warm sleeper, what you made would be a 3 season for me.

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    Very nice work - a future project for me!
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    Very nice job! I made both baffled and sewn thru quilts and I really thought the sewn thru was more difficult to sew than a baffled one. I couldn't keep the fabrics lined up because I couldn't see the bottom layer. I could see through the baffles so I could see the line I had drawn on the bottom layer to keep me straight.

    BTW, It's interesting that you classify this as a summer quilt (in Michigan). I made a dead of winter top quilt with only 9 ounces of down. Here in Florida, our summer weight top quilts weigh exactly nothing - we don't use one
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    I couldn't keep the fabrics lined up because I couldn't see the bottom layer.
    It worked really well by sewing the the 3 edges first, then doing the middle stitch and working away from the middle.

    Thanks all
    really pleased with how it came out.
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    we grow old because we stop hiking."

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    Hey, I like that technique! That's what I call thinking before sewing! I usually reverse that procedure
    Mike
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    I started at one end, and had a twizzler by the middle. New one I am going to hand stitch baste before running through the machine.
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    kevin (dblcorona) does really nice work. i just picked up an UQ he made for me because i've been pressed for time. i actually now have 2 UQ's he's made for me. i've started to out source my DIY projects - he does a **** fine job!!!!

    the one in the photo is 1.1 from BWDD and 13oz of 800fp. his other one he made for me is also 1.1 from BWDD and 7oz of 800fp i think, or maybe it was 8oz.
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    nice work.

    I taped my layers for my sewn thru to the floor, and pinned all of the seams before ever picking it up. the sewing part was quite easy after that.

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