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    DIY Climashield Top Quilt 10oz/sqyrd

    Here is my second attempt at a Top Quilt. This time using two layers of 5oz/sqyrd.

    This is what 8yrds of 5oz Climashield looks like.



    This is one layer of the insulation



    This is two layers.



    Using Momentum 90 again for the outside fabric. Should be putting the finishing touches on it tonight.

    Trying a different method for sewing this together.

    Top is 2 sheets of wrong side out Momentum 90.
    Then the two layers of Climashield.

    I then hand sew a loose thread spaced about .5" apart to hold the fabric and insulation together. Climashield tended to pull when run through the machinewithout doing this.

    I sew all three edges, then all but about 12" of the last end. Then turn the whole thing inside out. This left a pretty good seam around the end, and the right side facing out with insulation in the middle. All I have to do tonight is finish the footbox draw cord, and sew on some ties.

    Finished dimensions are 70"x 48". Weight TBD.



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    Very cool, I'm eager to see the finished pics.

    Can you also post your total cost, finished dimensions, and weight?

    Thanks-

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    I would also be interested in what temp you think you might be able to get with this setup.

    Is there any reason you went with Climashield instead of IX?

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    now THAT makes sense.....different approach and i like it!

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    Where are you guys getting climashield?
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    According to my calculations, it should weigh around 30oz in 1.1 oz fabric and be good down to zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave10 View Post
    Where are you guys getting climashield?
    APEX can be had from thru hiker: http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php

    and HL from other fabric suppliers that escape me at the moment

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    I ran into a snag with the quilt. The tension on my machine was to low, and I'll have to seam rip and redo the bottom grosgrain part (what a PITA). It's kinda ugly right now.

    It's very warm and lofty, however it's heavier than I imagined at 2.8lbs! What I may do is rip the seams on the bottom, turn it inside out, and sew/cutoff about a 2.5' wedge from the sides to drop the size/weight. Probably won't want a 48" wide footbox on this thing since it is already so heavy.

    As for temp rating, I'm hoping 15F-20F. Experience says that a single layer of 5oz/sqyrd Climashield is only comfortable to about 40F. Now that the temperature is starting to drop, I'll know soon enough.

    The Underquilt is next on the list, so far I have planned 2 layers of Climashield sandwiched between two layers of Insultex. I'll post that as another DIY project thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneThing View Post
    I would also be interested in what temp you think you might be able to get with this setup.

    Is there any reason you went with Climashield instead of IX?
    Insultex has yet to prove adequate for me. I am using it on the Underquilt, which will also have 2 layers of Climashield between the two layers of Insultex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RootCause View Post
    Very cool, I'm eager to see the finished pics.

    Can you also post your total cost, finished dimensions, and weight?

    Thanks-
    Cost: $150 for Climashield & Momentum 90. Enough material for 2 layers of insulation for a top quilt and under quilt.

    Size: 70" x 48" I am 5'11" and 160lbs.

    Weight: 2.8lbs for the top quilt. Will trim the foot box area down to decrease weight. Hoping to get it around 30 ounces.


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