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    Baffles in a pillow?

    Thinking about DIYing me a down pillow, more as a warm up to working with down than out of need. I'm curious though, do you put baffles in it or just sew a sack and stuff it?
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    I would assume just make a sack and stuff it since that's how regular down pillows are.

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    Yes - you can use baffles, but it won't make a difference for such a small thing - except for a lot more work. You would have to stuff it full, so just make a sack and fill it up. Much easier.
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    But as a warmup to other down gear, throw in a baffle or two. You may invent a better pillow.

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    FWIW...Baffles are used in quilts to keep the down in place (spread out) as they only use enough down achieve full loft.

    Baffles aren't needed in a pillow because it gets stuffed full enough to provide support (and it's small).

    However, as WV states, you could put baffles in just to get used to working with them.

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    No baffles needed as density of down will be fairly high in a pillow. Baffles in a quilt are to control down while lofted. Density in a quilt is much lower than in a pillow. A 10X12 pillow will need roughly 3 oz of down to acheive modesty density. If you prefer a firm pillow 3 1/2 to 4 oz will be needed...
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    There is a learning curve. If you play with baffles now, it will make doing your other projects much easier. I wanted to make a yurt, I made one out of paper first, then onto tyvek, then onto my expensive space age material. The final one was exactly what I wanted and easily put together.

    I have a kingsize pillow, it has baffles with down, then a TempurPedic type core. It makes a really nice pillow.

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