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    can i make a under quilt for my hammock

    Hello its been awhile but i was wondering if a could make a under quilt i have looked around the internet but could not find anything so i came here. if i could make a under quilt what would it take to make it? thanks guys for any help.

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    Yes! Welcome from ct. There are many posts about just that in the diy section. Ive made a few monstrosities myself. There are some good vids on youtube too. Can u sew?

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    For starters check out the applicable posts from this sticky....
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=51555

    Also this one which I don't believe is on the list...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/index.php?page=kaq

    Others are buried in the forum. Best bet is google search.
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    Take a look at threads by Lost_Biker. They should help. Also, his website Underquilts.com might be of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Take a look at threads by Lost_Biker. They should help. Also, his website Underquilts.com might be of help.
    +1 on Underquilts.com. Unless you have a stronger ability for DIY projects, getting one of his quilt shells, filling with down you purchase and sewing off the end is a great, cheaper and very effective way to do your own quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin1999 View Post
    Hello its been awhile but i was wondering if a could make a under quilt i have looked around the internet but could not find anything so i came here. if i could make a under quilt what would it take to make it? thanks guys for any help.
    If you would like to make your own UQ, you will need 4 yards of down proof material and 2 yards of NoSeeUm for the baffles. Check out Catsplats calculator for all the proper dimensions. This is assuming you want to make a full length UQ.

    There's all kinds of posts here in the DIY section of people making UQ's.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    +1 on what lost biker said. read the forums and learn from others on what to do and what not to do. then, at least in my case go on to make new and fresh mistakes! seriously though, if you can sew a straight line and have some patience, it can be very well worth it. i just finished 2 for a friend and his girlfriend. this was also a big help to me http://www.dream-hammock.com/DownFillCalculator.html
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    I've been making my own underquilt, almost done (two baffles left to fill). I've always been good at making things, and being able to make my own gear is a big part of the reason I've been getting into hanging. It may not be the best looking UQ, but it should work just fine.

    I saw everybody raving about down, so I went to the local thrift store and found a few down coats for pretty cheep. I gutted them (a 5 on the messy scale) and then stuffed the underquilt (a 9 on the messy scale). The time invested is pretty large, but I'm a college kid so I chose to spend time on making gear over winter break.

    Best of luck whatever you decision, but to answer your question more accurately, if you are determined you can make your own UQ, and may even have fun doing it

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    I was always told as a kid "you either have time or money" meaning you got time to do it yourself or money to pay someone else to do it... Figure out where you are and go from there... What's the big deal if the stitch isn't perfectly straight, no one will notice you are a 1/2" shorter on this side than that side... It's yours, you made it and your happy with it and that is all that matters...
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    It's a great learning experience and will definitely teach you patience. When you fill it with down and sew the ends up, add a suspension and hang it under your hammock, you'll get in the hammock and smile! You'll say "I did this".
    Friends and family will then be jealous of your work and demand you make one for them too!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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