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    coffin quilt

    I made a coffin shaped 3/4 under quilt. I haven't put a suspension on it yet but I have been sewing all day and i am going bug eyed. It weighs about 11 oz is 39" wide and 48' long.



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    I have plans for 2 more quilts and then i think I am done.
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    Yet another nice piece of gear, Dutch. You're getting quite the quilt collection there, my friend. It's like your own little miniature quilt museum.

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    only 6 quilts total? C'mon, that might not be enough. You might get COLD!!!!

    This shape is exactly right for non-bridge hammocks, good job.
    Did you use your clever baffling trick again?

    The one I'll do with my mom-90 is going with baffles using Schneiderlein's trick. It's the only way I can use the 2 linear yards of the mom-90 I have on both top and bottom. The other ways use too much material on the bottom.
    Thinking about trying to get it done before next weekend, but realistically that's unlikely.

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    go dutch, go! 11ozs... not bad.
    you guys have convinced me that i need a 3/4 length underquilt.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Grizz i thought you were hiking SNP this week. Any how I went with the traditional bug netting baffle. I don't have a rolled hem presser foot yet so I baste the hems of the bug netting before I attach them. It has differential baffles again with 6.5 on the bottom and 7.5 on the top. I first made it a rectangle and before I hammed the sides I cut the corners. It was alot more hemming and I really didn't cut off too much sq inches. I'm just playing around with cheap materials anyhow. The next 2 will be with some more speer down. of course I still have 1 pound of the slavaged 730 fill down left so maybe there arte more than 2 more quilts in my future.
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    Kudos on the coffin quilt. It looks great. I wondered how a quilt shaped like that would work. Let us know how testing goes.
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    the only thing i would have to wonder about w/ the coffin shape is having cold knees if a person wanted to sleep in the fetal position... & maybe part of a persons rear end would be uninsulated<G>.

    of course you probably already thought of that & knew that for this compact version of underquilt, you would need to just be satisfied w/ sleeping on your back if it's very cool.

    i realize that the hammock has that shape, but i'm wondering if it tapers that much, that quickly.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Cool quilt, you are doing great with your collection.

    There has GOT to be a more cheerful name for that shape.


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    I think you should be called 'quilt man'
    Another beauty.
    I really need to make some of the stuff that's up in my head.
    I did convert someone this week.
    As a matter a fact he should be out hanging tonight!
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    Nice quit, Dutch! Looks great.

    I am wondering which end is the head end. It seems like the narrow end would give you enough insulation at the head, and you could sleep on your side without your knees getting cold. Is that the way you planned it? Or is it the other way around, the wide end at the head to give you more insulation for your shoulders?

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