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    Mirage's Primaloft Quilt

    I making a Mirage Primaloft Quilt. His instructions call for 5 yards (15 feet). Is that so you can make two quits? It seems that half that length would be good for one quilt.
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    You need enough for the top and bottom piece of DWR with the insulation in the middle like a big sandwich. For me that would make just over 12 feet or 4+ yards. The 5th yard is to account for that and seams.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    You need enough for the top and bottom piece of DWR with the insulation in the middle like a big sandwich. For me that would make just over 12 feet or 4+ yards. The 5th yard is to account for that and seams.
    So there are four layers to the quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    So there are four layers to the quilt?
    Yes - 2.5 yards DWR for the outer shell, 2.5 yards each for two layers of insulation, and 2.5 yards DWR for the inner shell. That's the standard ~ 30* quilt makeup. Mirage's, Jardine's, Patrick's...all the same basic idea.
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    I don't think I really understand how one puts a quilt together, and I cannot seem to find any directions with good pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    I don't think I really understand how one puts a quilt together, and I cannot seem to find any directions with good pics.
    Yeah, I hear ya. Many instructions read as if you're inside their brains and already understand exactly what they mean.

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    I was going to start a quilt in the next couple weeks, and the more I read the less I know. Someone please direct me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Hmmm - Ray Jardine's instructions include pictures and are very clear. Following them step by step is easy and when you get done it looks exactly like the pictures. 3 pages with clear pictures and a diagram or 2.

    I would copy and post here, but since he makes a living selling the kits and asks the buyers to honor his copy right, It wouldn't be right to do so.

    You might want to consider one of his quilt kits. They really are pretty good. I've seen comparisons of the XP and Primaloft with the 3D he uses and the XP and Primaloft seem to win the calculation contest easily. I had a Primaloft mummy bag and the Primaloft lost the usage contest badly. Never used the XP, but might consider trying to find some and making a Jardine quilt from some if I can find any.
    Good luck finding Polarguard. The Climashield XP you can get from Thru-hiker.
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    They are too bulky too expensive and I don't like Ray Jardine. He has great ideas, but I have my opinion of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    They are too bulky too expensive and I don't like Ray Jardine. He has great ideas, but I have my opinion of him.
    Take a look at Patrick's KAQ directions:

    http://www.kickassquilts.com/MakeTOC.html

    The Potomac is an underquilt, but that just means it's more complicated than a top quilt - you can get the parts you need and skip the stuff you don't.

    As far as Jardine's kit, I can understand you not liking some of the stuff he has to say. Fact of the matter is, though, you can't get the materials you need to make his quilt for what he charges for the kit - AND it comes with nicely detailed instructions. And if you're that worried about bulk, you can modify his design to reduce bulk/weight, or just spring for down.
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