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    I've got to learn how to sew because I'm missing out on all the fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave144 View Post
    Amazing what everyone is doing with these jackets! Works of art. I did what Reason did, sewed the bottoms together, pulled the sleeves into the "inside" of the quilt and sewed grosgrain tabs at the collar ends. 4 pieces of shockcord and done. Not as professional looking as most of these, but quick... Haven't had a chance to test outside yet. Here in MI it has been cold lately(teens at night), too cold for this underquilt I'm sure.
    Thanks for the info - your approach seems a lot simpler, and by no means am I trying to make a fancy one. But, is there a reason to piecing it apart (coverage width wise/length, location of down concentration, etc).

    Thanks for the link as well to the double stitch tutorial - very well written on the TQ.

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    what is everyone using for suspension? the 1/8 or 3/32 shockcord? paracord?

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    Another suspension question, what suspension style are people using. Also, with the simple 2 jackets sewn at the bottom do I need end channels to cinch it up, or is it narrow enough at the collar?

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    No pics yet???
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    Another suspension question, what suspension style are people using. Also, with the simple 2 jackets sewn at the bottom do I need end channels to cinch it up, or is it narrow enough at the collar?
    +1 same question, diffrant face
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    I decided that on my last seam I would try and record it to help people out in the seam ripping process. Unfortunately I messed up the angle on my GoPro so most of it is out of the frame I reccomend starting it 2 minutes where I begin cutting the "top" seam again. I apologize for the terrible framing. I would re-shoot it but it was my last seam...

    http://youtu.be/7sX_hKFUb1c

    Here's my write up:
    There are three stitches that need to be ripped. When looking at the inside of the jacket you see a ribbon covering the seam. This is held on with a single straight stitch. Under that there is a crossover stitch on edge of the raw material and also a straight stitch that holds the two panels together.

    It's important to note here that there are also two separate stitches that hold the down in each panel. These will not be cut and by doing so we do not need to do any preventative sewing.

    I begin by cutting through all the stitches at the end and pull the two panels apart slightly. Laying the jacket with the outside up, I can then begin cutting the straight stitch that holds the panels together. I cut this the whole length of the seam.

    Next I cut the both the crossover stitch and the straight stitch holding on the ribbon at the same time. Again, from the end pull apart slightly and you will see all the threads. I only cut the top half of crossover stitch and it unravels the bottom half on it's own. By keeping the panels pulled apart I am able to avoid cutting the stitches that hold the down in the jacket.

    This is by far the fastest way I've come up with to separate these jackets. Hope this helps anyone feeling a little intimidated to start cutting into these.

    Moko

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    Puffer Jackets

    I went to the local JC Penneys and found some clearance jackets but was not sure if they were down filled. Do these jackets have a name or a tag that says down filled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hegone View Post
    I went to the local JC Penneys and found some clearance jackets but was not sure if they were down filled. Do these jackets have a name or a tag that says down filled?
    Yes, the tag says "Packable Goose Down Puffer Jacket" and the stuff sack that comes with it says "Puffer Jacked. Fits neatly inside this bag. 650 Fill goose down for compressible, easy packing keeps you warm & cozy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hegone View Post
    I went to the local JC Penneys and found some clearance jackets but was not sure if they were down filled. Do these jackets have a name or a tag that says down filled?
    Mine came with a stuff sack that says

    Puffer

    Jacket

    650 fill goose down for

    compressible easy packing,

    keeps you warm and cozy.

    JCP

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