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    Found it at ikea... It's a spun polypro shell, yes, like you see on ultracheap laundry bags.

    Lots of stuff is made from this, and as long as you have a tarp blocking any major breeze, a twin size of this, folded in half would probably make a decent summer-weight quilt.

    IMHO, it's much heavier than a poncho liner, but is bigger too... I resisted the urge to buy it, but it'd be fun to play with...

    I did make one cool find. In the kids' bedroom section, they have a net-curtain ..

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90111980/

    $5 for 2 == 110"x98".. should be big enough for a bugnet. it looks similar to tulle, only much stronger. It won't stop no-see-ums, but it will stop mossies... It's white, but I've had a lot of success with spray dyes, which are also cheap.
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    I looked through some curtains too, much to my wife's amusement. The tulle-ish one I saw looked a little big in the mesh for bugs. Maybe mosquito.

    I did some searching on poncho liners and found a bunch of forum reports with weights in the 22-23oz range, the same as the spec'd weight on the twin comforter.

    I wouldn't get too serious about stuff like this-- just a good quick and dirty resource for a summer UQ. It wouldn't make a half bad summer top quilt too. You could buy the full/queen version for $1 more and make both top and bottom quilts for summer.

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    Found this at Menards for $6.00
    and had to try it for my first DIY UQ


    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/29...showimage.html

    I am unsure of the weight , but here are the specs

    size: 84x58inches,
    water resistant
    one size fit all
    3 items in one
    sherpa poucho/blanket/seat cushion


    size: 84x58inches,
    water resistant
    one size fit all
    3 items in one
    sherpa poucho/blanket/seat cushion

    Outer side: 100% polyester
    lining: soft fleece
    packed size: 35x35x10cm

    I have a down comforter that I will be taking the down from and stuff the layers to make a Down underquilt (cheap)

    I am thinking about about a 2" loft without baffles since I do not sew

    I folded the Sherpa in half and it is 55" L x 42" W I think it should work OK
    I cut the sherpa's bag off and used the hole to use as a spot to stuff from so I can add more down after I get the ends sewn together
    so that I can then add shock cords for cinching and hanging on my ENO double

    I will post pictures after I complete it and I will be testing it in some cold weather soon
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    A very interesting underquilt idea. How would you suspend this quilt? Would you attach ties by sewing or something like that? Has anyone modded a store bought quilt before like this and has a pic of how they did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimeotane View Post
    A very interesting underquilt idea. How would you suspend this quilt? Would you attach ties by sewing or something like that? Has anyone modded a store bought quilt before like this and has a pic of how they did it?
    Just like the poncho liner underquilts-- doubled over, with fore and aft suspension on the sides and some means of gathering the ends to eliminate gaps. I would want to add an outer layer of the lightest nylon or use it with an undercover.

    See http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=18539 and http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=11777

    Again, you don't want to put a lot of effort in something like this or you will end up spending the same amount of time and effort as a true UQ.

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    http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pr...248/#/50129246

    I looked at the down twin quilts at ikea. i wonder how this would work to suppliment a 32*f sleeping bag as a TQ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefftrex View Post
    http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pr...248/#/50129246

    I looked at the down twin quilts at ikea. i wonder how this would work to suppliment a 32*f sleeping bag as a TQ?
    Any insulation will help to keep you warmer, its just weight and bulk. I still don't know the actual weight and loft.

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