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    Bearded Dragon twdant's Avatar
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    DIY-ing it up

    I'm kinda new to DIY, one of those guys that never thought he could sew until he started sewing. I ran a couple of test seams on a tent footprint, and thene away I went with a down topquilt. I just thought I'd post my latest project to encourage those of us who are intimidated by a sewing machine. It's really nothing magical, just putting thread into fabric. If you haven't and want to try, check out craigslist and buy a used machine and just give it a shot. You might find out, like me, that it's easier than you expected.

    Here's the finished quilt, 2.5" of loft, 15-20 degree rating:


    All balled up. I was AMAZED at how small it got:


    Weight with DIY sack:


    And a sack that I made for my whole setup and weight. Yeah, yeah, it's heavy:


    And this is my favorite DIY project, 8 weeks and 6 days in the making. This will be my first of this kind.


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    Congratulations on your latest production. I'm sure it will look better when it's finished!



    P.S. Maybe you should call yourself "DaddyDant"!!!!
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    +1! Congrats on the work! It will only get better with age!

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    Nice work!! This just goes to show that some projects are more fun to make than others.
    Good luck,
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    Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on all counts!!
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    I was amazed by the results of your quilt, but nothing in comparison to your latest DIY! Congratulations, this last project will fill your life with purpose and memories that will last generations!
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    Some wonderful DIY'ing--it'd be a shame to outsource something like that
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Congrats that is a beauty.... and a nice UQ too.

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    Nice quilt!
    And, congratulations on your next project in the works there!
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    GREAT job!

    Does your wife know you did it ALL yourself?
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