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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    I check Goodwill (and several other local thrift stores) for downy goodness about once a week. Now that Christmas is past, there should be an influx of new stuff that people have replaced.
    That's a good trick.

    FWIW, I just bought one of the same shells and decided to go with down from Wilderness Logics - $6.50/ounce of 850 fill. A bit more pricey that what you're looking at, for sure (I got 9 ounces for the partial length shell), but it'll keep it lighter, more packable and MUCH easier to fill than cutting up something else. It turned out to be 1 bag/baffle.

    I hung the quilt off of an ironing board with small clamps (one at each end). I then cut open the bag, pushed it about 1/4 of the way into the baffle (it fit perfectly - it slid in easily but didn't leave any gaps for feathers to fly out) and alternated between shaking the bag with the down out into the baffle and shaking the quilt to move the feathers down to the bottom of the baffle. The first few took a bit of practice, but after that, smooth sailing. Kept everything much cleaner than what I'm sure occurs when cutting open an existing product, emptying it out, measuring it on a scale and then placing it in. My sanity was worth the extra $25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    That's a good trick.

    FWIW, I just bought one of the same shells and decided to go with down from Wilderness Logics - $6.50/ounce of 850 fill. A bit more pricey that what you're looking at, for sure (I got 9 ounces for the partial length shell), but it'll keep it lighter, more packable and MUCH easier to fill than cutting up something else. It turned out to be 1 bag/baffle.

    I hung the quilt off of an ironing board with small clamps (one at each end). I then cut open the bag, pushed it about 1/4 of the way into the baffle (it fit perfectly - it slid in easily but didn't leave any gaps for feathers to fly out) and alternated between shaking the bag with the down out into the baffle and shaking the quilt to move the feathers down to the bottom of the baffle. The first few took a bit of practice, but after that, smooth sailing. Kept everything much cleaner than what I'm sure occurs when cutting open an existing product, emptying it out, measuring it on a scale and then placing it in. My sanity was worth the extra $25.
    Great job! Any pictures? It'd like watching your child grow up.
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    I found these:

    http://www.unitedpillow.com/products...-1189-947.html

    But haven't had the chance to buy one yet. Christmas came in a bit more $ than expected. But according to figgers that Dave gave me, one of these will just about do two of his torso length UQs, and you get one dang fancy stuff sack for free.

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    If you're lucky you can get a goose down pillow (2lbs of 800+FP) off ebay for around $30.

    That is what I did for my TQ and UQ.
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    Be careful on ebay. Somebody here bought a down pillow that had a feather core....
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Be careful on ebay. Somebody here bought a down pillow that had a feather core....
    +1

    Be sure and research the person you are buying from and the product carefully. Ebay is a lot better than it was 10 years ago where if you got screwed you were, well, screwed. Now they have ways to make things right. And only use Paypal (pay for goods) to pay, gives you a way to reclaim your money should things not be kosher.
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    Who is selling just shells?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Who is selling just shells?
    Lost_Biker is at http://www.underquilts.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedKlown2 View Post
    Thank you, that is just what I have been looking for. Too bad they are sold out for now.
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    Your Welcome ,,, I have been keeping an eye on the 3 threads on this subject for the past couple of days.
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