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    Okay, I give up Fronkey. Time to toss the Frankenquilt sleeping bag fiber fill crappy uq I've been using and have a go at this finally.

    Off to the uq threads.
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    Very nice! Thanks for showing the technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Good stuff dude! Looks like a much easier and more effective method than most I've seen.

    Cheers
    Thanks man. It really helps keep it clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeans View Post
    Well love is a slayer isn't it. Going from a world traveling bachelor surfer dude to Nannuck of the North forced into making down clothing hidden away in a shower wearing cut off Xmas jammies
    Be well my friend
    Live is such an adventure and I couldn't be happier. Now, I'm a world traveling surfer dude who makes down clothing... with a girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoundWitness View Post
    Great instructional vid, Fronkey! Simple and clean. You may have revolutionized down stuffing for me. I've struggled with how to get all the down from the package to the baffle for years, without having flyaway down go all over the place!! Awesome, dude! Thanks for sharing....

    Oh....and cool jammies too! lol
    I'm glad it can be helpful and your future down adventures will stay in the quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    When I transferred down to add extra to a UQ it was never this easy. This is great. You almost make me want to make a quilt. But not quite! People will really benefit from this. Nicely done.

    This should be a sticky!
    haha Thanks dude!

    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    That method blows the Christmas pants off my down stuffing technique. I'll be trying that when I go to make my summer TQ latter this year.
    I made a summer top quilt just 2 days ago and it was REALLY easy. This method of down will help with that too.
    Thanks for watching.

    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    Fronkey, thanks for enlightening us on this clean and easy method. one question, since you put all that down in that baffle, how do you measure out your down? I think WL packages in 1oz packs, or do you measure it some other way? Thanks again.
    WL actually packages in both 1oz and 1/2 oz. Depending on what I'm making will determine what size I ask for. For that quilt I was making a regular sized summer TQ which had 14 baffles. So, I just did 1/2 oz in each baffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Okay, I give up Fronkey. Time to toss the Frankenquilt sleeping bag fiber fill crappy uq I've been using and have a go at this finally.

    Off to the uq threads.
    Good luck dude! It's actually a lot easier than people think.

    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Very nice! Thanks for showing the technique.
    Thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nojack View Post
    More vids of DIY projects... would love to see an entire video of how you made a quilt!!! Anyone here second that thought?
    Ok, I think in about a month I'll make an instructional video on "How to make an underquilt." I just have to see which one of my friends wants one so I can make it for them or maybe I'll make the girlfriend a snazzy purple UQ.

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    Hmmm I am in need of a quilt. And I even like purple lol!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Ok, I think in about a month I'll make an instructional video on "How to make an underquilt." I just have to see which one of my friends wants one so I can make it for them or maybe I'll make the girlfriend a snazzy purple UQ.

    Fronkey
    I posted this on the other thread, just kidding around. But, if you really want to make a video, I'll buy all my materials and pay for the shipping. You just make my UQ and the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Hmmm I am in need of a quilt. And I even like purple lol!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by hangNyak View Post
    I posted this on the other thread, just kidding around. But, if you really want to make a video, I'll buy all my materials and pay for the shipping. You just make my UQ and the video.
    We'll see what happens.

    I am going to ask some of my friends first to see if they want one because they will snag some extra fabric so I can make an extra shell for me.

    But, we'll also see if people want an instructional video on it and if I really want to take the time to do it. I'm thinking that this one might take some time to film with all the detail going into it. The girlfriend is going out of the country next month, so that might be a perfect time to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    We'll see what happens.

    I am going to ask some of my friends first to see if they want one because they will snag some extra fabric so I can make an extra shell for me.

    But, we'll also see if people want an instructional video on it and if I really want to take the time to do it. I'm thinking that this one might take some time to film with all the detail going into it. The girlfriend is going out of the country next month, so that might be a perfect time to make it.

    Fronkey
    Hey, no problem. I really want to do it myself, but I thought I would offer it up. Can't wait to see the vid. I have not found a good video on doing UQ's. I'm surprised, too, with all the questions that are asked on the subject. Good luck!
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    I think the reason why there has yet to be a video on the entire process of making a quilt whether top or under is because it is a long time consuming process. Grizz made a few videos on on quilt making, but in his normal, lovable Grizz fashion lots of numbers and theory thrown out at you. So be sure to pay attention. Mostly though quilts are just a bunch of straight stiches. In my experience the thought/fear of making my own quilts was much worse than the actual process of making them. There is a lot of great information here on how to come up with the figures you need, read through them and then just put stitch to fabric. The worse that will happen is you have to undo a seam or two, the best you end up with a piece of gear custom made to your specifications and the sense of accomplishment knowing that you made it yourself.
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