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    how do i make an UQ out of.......

    how do i make an UQ out of a sleeping bag help please as i am not the sharpest knife in the draw. jeff

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    It's very easy. First remove the zipper and hood. Sew the edges back together and voila! Top quilt! Or you can keep the zipper and just remove the hood.

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    I made one by cutting the sleeping bag to the width I wanted. Sew on a loop at each corner for a length of shock cord. You can also get fancy and put a cinch cord at the head and foot end. I would recomend doing that. I used 3/4 inch ribbon to make the channel with shock cord fead through it and a cord lock at each end.
    It worked ok but I saved up some money and bought a down hammock gear quilt. For weight and pack size it is worth every penny.

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    Here's a way to do an UQ

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ing+underquilt

    You might also like to make it smaller so it just covers the essentials.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    thanks for that Bro it looks real good so i will have to give it a go if i muck it up i have another $10 bag as i went up to the shop and got what was left 3 bags LOL!!!!!

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    i can use both sleeping bags as Quilts one for under and one for over i think i am going to like this hanging around thing oh yeah now to get to it.

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    for the top quilt, lie on the floor (or bed, whatever) on your side and back and take measurements: you might need a friend) From the floor to floor, with a little bit extra for tuck: Shoulders or chest, whichever is bigger, at your hips, at your knees, and at your feet. You should also measure widths of any favourite sleeping positions. Then pick the widest measurement for each part and that's how wide you should make your TQ, if you taper it you save weight, but make it a bit more fiddly to sleep in. Measure from your feet to your shoulders (a bit above, again for tuck and snuggle) and that's how long it should be.

    You might save weight by removing the zipper and sewing in the foot box, (probably about foot to knee or a bit less or more depending on what you like) Also you might want to add fabric wings so that you can tuck them under you so the quilt stays in position.

    The easiest/fool proof way to do the UQ: measure the width of your hammock and your height: cut out that rectangle from the bag, sew the ends over, put cinch cord channels in the ends.

    Have a look at JRB jacksrbetter.com for ideas on how to suspend rectangle quilts.

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    Thumbs up

    thanks Bro

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    I figure you can make your UQ 42-48" wide... just remember a cheap synth sleeping bag is REALLY heavy. Without a heavy-duty sewing machine, it can be tough (Done it...)

    Best of luck!

    john
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    thank you john

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