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    Home made underquilt

    I was wondering if anyone had seen a home made uderquilt. Or if anyone new if that was possible. I have a king size bed comforter available to convert. lol

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    I take it you haven't looked in the DIY section...

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    Yes, many DIY underquilts have been done: with synthetic, down, and a variety of other exotic/fun insulators.

    Check out the "Forums" link at the top of the page, and look for "Bottom Insulation". A couple quick searches will get you there too. Try "DIY UQ"...

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    Be nice LR....

    Here's a link to the DIY forum DCS... You'll find lots of ideas and plans there, in particular in the 'sticky' threads at the top.

    You should be able to re-use the down from your comforter without issue. But, it will be heavier and bulkier than some of the high-fill power down sources you'll see on the forum often. That's fine if you car-camp, canoe, etc. Mostly the higher fill power down is used for those who backpack, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RootCause View Post
    Yes, many DIY underquilts have been done: with synthetic, down, and a variety of other exotic/fun insulators.

    Check out the "Forums" link at the top of the page, and look for "Bottom Insulation". A couple quick searches will get you there too. Try "DIY UQ"...
    Our search function doesn't like terms of fewer than 3 letters, so all our short acronyms go unrecognized.

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    sometimes a cheap popular option is turning an old rectangle sleeping bag into an UQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtonGT View Post
    sometimes a cheap popular option is turning an old rectangle sleeping bag into an UQ
    I did this exact thing. It took me 3 evenings to do. It was really simple. I followed the Red River Gorge article in the DIY section.
    I took this
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    Quilt looks nice, whats the weight of it now?

    I like the look of your quilt. Whats the weight of it. I think it is a excellent option for someone like myself that has to watch the budget. Did you just cut it down or did you switch to a lighter weight fabric also. About how much insulation did you not use with the cutdown.

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    Here is the underquilt I made 17oz 3 inch loft. Size is 70 in by 45 in.
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