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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    here's a thread from a while back that maybe helpful.

    i use my fleece TQ (opened flat) as a throw for my recliner in the winter.
    I really like where that thread is heading. Those pics are a big help. Thanks so much!
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    My wife and I use fleece sleeping bag liners that we got for $10 on sale (sorry, don't remember where since it's been several years since we purchased them. It keeps us plenty warm in the warmer months here in Tennesse. Granted, not ultra light or compact, but for a budget like ours, it's hard to beat.

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    good job og, that was the other thread i was hunting. Steve's pix and instructions are very good. thx

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    Oh wow, forgot all about that thread.

    Actually the instructions i used were John Sawyer's. It was pretty simple to make but turned out to be a bit short for me (I like to tuck my TQ over my shoulders when its not screamin' hot outside) so one of my daughter's has it now. My fault...simple solution...use longer material. One thing I'd do different if I make another is run 3 or 4 rows of stitching along the length of the quilt to secure the outer shell to the fleece a little better.

    Since then I made a TQ out of a poncho liner and like it better. Here's a link:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ho+Liner+Quilt

    Plenty warm, easy to make, it doesn't pick up leaves and other crap when it accidentally hits the ground and it packs up fairly small (smaller than the fleece TQ). Since then I've rethought the way I made it to simplify it significantly and probably cut the overall time to make it down to an hour or so.

    BTW, another possibility that just occurred to me...fleece with a poncho liner shell...bet that would be seriously warm...seriously bulky...but warm.
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    Here is a good, in expensive Fleece TQ... http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/qui...ummer-blanket/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Here is a good, in expensive Fleece TQ... http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/qui...ummer-blanket/

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    Thats a nice summer top quilt for the money,,very nice!

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    L L Bean sells a zippered fleece sleeping bag for about $25 bucks. I also used it as an UQ in the Fall, and as a bag liner in my 20* sleeping bag.

    Triple duty, works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Here is a good, in expensive Fleece TQ... http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/qui...ummer-blanket/

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    You can barely make one for that price. Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
    You can barely make one for that price. Nice!
    that is nice, but I'm lookin' to make one with a ripstop outer shell for wind protection.

    I bought several yds of fleece at Joann's since it was 40% off. I've prewashed it, and now I think the next step is going to be to quilt two layers of it together. After that I'll add the ripstop shell and foot box. Once the excitement has begun, I'll be sure to add some pics.
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