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    Awesome! this is a great way to get a nice frankenquilt without breaking the bank. I am terrible at sewing but am up for the challenge of making one of these.

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    I just finished an UQ made of the JCP jackets. Used 2 3XLT jackets following the basic layout others have used. I sewed & cut rather than seam ripping. Used all but the 2 front panels and the arms (to be used for items).

    I use 3 small dart on each long side. 1/8" shockcord suspension (15') using a cordlock to join the ends to enable shortening if needed. Used 1/8" shock cord on the ends, sewn in on one side and a cordloc on the other to draw up. 1 1/2" grosgrain was used for the shock cord. I did not run a continuous piece of ribbon down the long sides. I split it into 4 sections so I could add/change darts and use hangers if needed.

    If memory serves correct, I ended up with 60" x 40", for a nice spring/fall 3/4 length UQ.

    What worked well:
    1) The darts really seemed to make a difference
    2) Shock cord suspension
    3) Sewing & cutting seemed to be a big time saver

    What I would change:
    1) Use the sleeves at the corners rather than piecing in other smaller bits
    2) Use 14 or 14.5' of shock cord (for my WBBB)

    Here's what all I remember using (approximately on some things)
    2 3XLT jackets
    1 spool polyester thread (125 yd)
    1 roll of 1.5" grosgrain ribbon (25')
    20' shock cord
    3 cordlocs

    In the stuff sack I ended up with 17 oz.

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    Lets see some Pictures!

    Im curious how you did your darts.

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    I used a slightly (read: Completely) different approach:
    I burned holes with an awl in the very bottom of the backside of 2 jackets, then placed snaps, all male facing out in one jacket, and all female halves facing in in the other. Then sewed a loop on each shoulder like an epaulet, but smaller. The sleeves are tucked inside, the jackets snapped together, and suspended w/ shock cord and mini biners. With 3xlt jackets I get almost full coverage, and the jackets can still be unsnapped and used as jackets.
    Last edited by gothmog; 10-03-2013 at 11:32. Reason: sp

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    I actually did 2 of these. The other I use similar to the green "lobster" another member posted some time ago. One jacket is placed on backwards, the other, or the bottom one, offers a choice. Sleeves tucked in, like a sleeping bag, or sleeves out and put on legs, feet stay in the sleeves like booties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammonkey View Post
    Lets see some Pictures!

    Im curious how you did your darts.
    For the darts I just gathered the material & sewed in the dart. This left me the ability to change or remove the dart.







    Last edited by Broken Halo; 10-03-2013 at 08:35.

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    Nice job there. I don't think I have those skills so mine was a little more on the rustic side. Much respect!
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    Does anyone know if they are going to sell them dirt cheep this year again?
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    Here's is my 2nd using a slightly different layout of pieces. This layout used more of the jacket yielding a slightly longer quilt and less piecing of smill bits. I also placed the darts slightly farther apart.

    I think I will use a similar layout for a gathered end top quilt with the addition of a separated sleeve on the sides at the top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gothmog View Post
    I used a slightly (read: Completely) different approach:
    I burned holes with an awl in the very bottom of the backside of 2 jackets, then placed snaps, all male facing out in one jacket, and all female halves facing in in the other. Then sewed a loop on each shoulder like an epaulet, but smaller. The sleeves are tucked inside, the jackets snapped together, and suspended w/ shock cord and mini biners. With 3xlt jackets I get almost full coverage, and the jackets can still be unsnapped and used as jackets.
    How about some pictures of this method?

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