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    Good ideas all, but it sounds like this might be more trouble than its worth. I just did my first TQ and i was rathed indimated to start with how "complicated" it was. I followed Tewa's TQ instruction thread and it turned out great. It was surprisingly straight forward and simple. Either way have fun MYOG. It's addicting.

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    you know... you really don't need to roll the no see um hem ...
    no see um will not pull apart like ripstop

    i never roll my no see um in any quilt i ever made
    i agree with others your making more work for yourself ...
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    you know... you really don't need to roll the no see um hem ...
    no see um will not pull apart like ripstop

    i never roll my no see um in any quilt i ever made
    i agree with others your making more work for yourself ...
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    Take some scrap material and build a small test pillow sized quilt with the first method. Its VERY simple.. sew all on one side, then sew them on the top side, very fast, simple straight stitches. I think once you've tried it, you'll grasp the ease of it.

    One other issue I see with your doubled over method is its basically a sewn through quilt and the tubes are just tacked together to make them LOOK like they are baffles. You will get cold spots where the tacks are not holding the 2 tubes together. And what a pain in the arse to have to hand tack each tube like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJones View Post
    Take some scrap material and build a small test pillow sized quilt with the first method. Its VERY simple.. sew all on one side, then sew them on the top side, very fast, simple straight stitches. I think once you've tried it, you'll grasp the ease of it.

    One other issue I see with your doubled over method is its basically a sewn through quilt and the tubes are just tacked together to make them LOOK like they are baffles. You will get cold spots where the tacks are not holding the 2 tubes together. And what a pain in the arse to have to hand tack each tube like that...
    i don't see how he will have cold spots...it's pretty much a baffle so there should be no cold spots like there would be with a sewn through i know what he is trying to get at he wants to sew it together than come back up a few inch and sew it again hence making a baffle but out of one piece of fabric
    the only thing i see is a lot more work to get the same affect a baffle will give him and more fabric needed
    and like Dutch said it will be a very narrow quilt on top of that
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I made an underquilt with sewn thru construction (no baffle). It was hands down the most difficult sewing jog I have ever done!

    The problem is that you cannot see the bottom fabric and these slippery nylons simply do not behave, especially when you can't see them. The advantage of netting baffles is that you can see exactly what you are doing.

    The conventional net baffles are the easiest for me. They really are not complicated at all; go ahead and try a small scarp piece like ldcakes suggested. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I made an underquilt with sewn thru construction (no baffle). It was hands down the most difficult sewing jog I have ever done!

    The problem is that you cannot see the bottom fabric and these slippery nylons simply do not behave, especially when you can't see them. The advantage of netting baffles is that you can see exactly what you are doing.

    The conventional net baffles are the easiest for me. They really are not complicated at all; go ahead and try a small scarp piece like ldcakes suggested. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    a lot of people said the same thing including me.... making a sewn through quilt is a pain in the rear LOL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I found the thread detailing doinf this same thing. It was fun because it was different. It does weigh a tiny bit more. Just as easy to put in bugnet baffles.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3899
    I always fold and sew bugnet baffles. I'm sure it is stronger and if it did pull apart it looks like a pain to repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I made an underquilt with sewn thru construction (no baffle). It was hands down the most difficult sewing jog I have ever done!

    The problem is that you cannot see the bottom fabric and these slippery nylons simply do not behave, especially when you can't see them. The advantage of netting baffles is that you can see exactly what you are doing.

    The conventional net baffles are the easiest for me. They really are not complicated at all; go ahead and try a small scarp piece like ldcakes suggested. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    Good point, hadn't considered that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I found teh threqd detailing doinf this same thing. It was fun because it was different. It does weigh a tiny bit more. Just as easy to put in bugnet baffles.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3899
    I always fold and sew bugnet baffles. I'm sure it is stronger and if it did pull apart it looks like a pain to repair.
    That has the basic idea of one piece of fabric forming the baffles. The way you sewed it gives you a true baffle instead of the tube coop I described. Eliminates the possibility of gaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    The problem is that you cannot see the bottom fabric and these slippery nylons simply do not behave, especially when you can't see them. The advantage of netting baffles is that you can see exactly what you are doing.
    Absolutely +1

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