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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPappy View Post
    I used the full width(no taper from head to foot) for my size 15 feet with no real room to spare after snaps were applied for the foot box.
    Thanks for chiming in DrPappy. I wear 8 1/2 shoes and have room to spare so I could only make a (probably incorrect) guess about 13s...
    Last edited by Steve D; 04-17-2012 at 12:05.

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    I pined up a sheet as a test fit - I figured out the following dimensions (I'm 6' tall, weight in at 250 lbs and wear size 13 shoes)

    84" tall
    60" wide (head)
    52" wide (feet)

    My plan is to pin up the PL when it comes in to see if I would be better off with a cut-free solution,m but I think I'd prefer to play with the thread injector to make a custom sized PLTQ.

    I plan to sew the foot box up to just below the knees and add some elastic cord (bungee) at the top to cinch up on cold nights.

    Thanks for the inspiration Steve D

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    The PLs I see on fleabay are 82 x 62. You're fine width wise but may be a bit short in the length. Might be a good idea to make the channel that runs along the bottom a little extra wide to gain some length...

    or

    When you mark your PL, snug the template up against one edge then add a git of the material you cut off the other edge to the bottom...

    just a couple of thoughts...have fun with it...

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    Oh man I actually typed fleabay in google thinking it was a site I have never heard of before....hahaha. Clever name lol.

    This is an awesome project and I am thinking of making this my first diy attempt at a TQ (and would be first tq for that matter). Thanks for this great tutorial.

    I am curious to pack size....can you hit me up with a pack size please? Thanks

    also, I always thought there was a head hole in these liners...no head hole huh?
    Last edited by Deadphans; 04-22-2012 at 23:12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    I am curious to pack size....can you hit me up with a pack size please? Thanks

    also, I always thought there was a head hole in these liners...no head hole huh?
    Typically there are no head holes in the liners...some folks add those later. Don't have a pack size at the moment but will get one for ya later tonight..

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    Nice, thank you much. I am gonna go this route for now, regardless of pack size, just out of curiosity - would be even better if it packed down small
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Just checked it - iIt fits in a 8" x 12" stuff sack with a little room to spare and could be compressed a bit further easily...

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    Maybe I missed it but what temps are you using this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just hang it View Post
    Maybe I missed it but what temps are you using this???
    Its intended to be a 'summer' quilt...say 65-70 degrees or above...

    Of course next fall I'm going to find out how low I can comfortably go with it...just because...

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    I am curious to this too.

    I really hope it can go to around 55, of course YMMV. Cause I know some nights in the summer it can get right around that mark. Me personally I am a warm sleeper, but find it hard to fall asleep without at least a sheet over me.

    But I bet this and the addition of my micro fleece I would be all set for whatever summer can throw at me. I know when I experienced my first cold night in a hammock it was in the summer in the Pine Barrens and temperatures got down to 52 - 57. I did not think about the under insulation part (silly silly). I had my sweater on and shorts (I didn't bring pants). I got a bit cool at night and woke up a few times to readjust my fetal position to keep warm. Never made that mistake again! If I had an UQ and a thin blanket I am pretty sure I would have been more than perfect.

    Thanks for updating us and keeping us posted Steve D! Much appreciated!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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