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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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    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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    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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    One layer of DWR for the top shell - ~78"
    insulation in the middle
    One layer of DWR for the bottom shell - ~78"

    Add in seam allowances (a few inches), account for loss of length as the insulation lofts (another few inches)...and you're looking at ~162" of DWR....or about 4.5yds. Use the leftovers for a matching stuffsack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    One layer of DWR for the top shell - ~78"
    insulation in the middle
    One layer of DWR for the bottom shell - ~78"

    Add in seam allowances (a few inches), account for loss of length as the insulation lofts (another few inches)...and you're looking at ~162" of DWR....or about 4.5yds. Use the leftovers for a matching stuffsack.

    Okay, that makes sense.

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    Good. Don't forget to make the original cuts longer than you want the quilt to be. If you want a 78" long quilt, that layer should be cut to 78" + 1" seam allowance on each end + loft allowance. So maybe 81" before you start sewing. Or 82" if you're making a thick quilt.
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