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    I do have the reflective grosgain but I am not using it for side seams, just corner loops.

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    Whew! First quilt is finished except for final suspension. 21.6 oz and it turned out great.

    I ended up using a down eductor system for filling it. You can read about it and download a video--not featuring me. Here is my bathroom workshop:



    Filling with down was by far the most stressful part of the process. The eductor system would have worked great if I had a smaller shop-vac. Mine is just too powerful. Next time, I'll try Fronkey's method for stuffing down. Much more civilized; I just need to find some Christmas pants.

    I'll post a pic of the finished product later, after I hang my hammock. And I do plan to do a thorough write-up of the process, with more pictures. In the meantime, there are other photos available in a "DIY Underquilt" album in my gallery, with descriptive captions. But one last pic here. The caption reads: "As of my table saw accident, eight weeks ago, I no longer have to worry about that pesky middle finger getting in the way of the sewing machine!"


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    Middle fingers are always a pain anyways!

    Can't wait to see the final product and your write-up!
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    Okay, here's the finished product. I'll be making some suspension changes when my stuff comes from Dutch. And we'll be in the woods this weekend giving it a try.

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    The quilt looks good. Do you have shock cord running down the long side channels or just off the ends?
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    No shock cord in side channels. Because it's full length I don't need to adjust position so did not use it. But I am curious about possible air gaps without it. We'll see. I can add it to UQ number two if it seems better.

    Yawn... Heading out to the patio to give it a test. Weather is warm, though.

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    The only reason I have the shockcord in the side channel is to help eleminate gaps and drafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    The only reason I have the shockcord in the side channel is to help eleminate gaps and drafts.
    Are we speaking gaps and drafts from the side or do you feel it helps with the ends as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Are we speaking gaps and drafts from the side or do you feel it helps with the ends as well?
    From the side mostly. On my 3/4 40F quilt, I do not have side channels at all due to the lack of weight and because I like some breathability in the summer.
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    A little late, but FWIW, the guy who came up with the down eductor system actually abandoned the method after using it. I believe he moved on to using a paper towel cardboard tube with noseeum rubber banded over one end. Stuff the tube with down then blow it into the baffle.

    Congrats on the quilt construction.
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