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    Question Designing underquilt to be snug up against bottom of hammock

    Hello,

    After successfully completing a baffled top quilt this winter using M50 and 900fp down from thru-hiker, I would like to embark on building an under quilt using similar materials.

    My question is: are there any tricks to getting the underquilt to be snug up against the bottom of the hammock? I see many designs use elastic draw cord on the head/foot end of the underquilt, and hang onto the ridge line from the ends, but I imagine that there is the potential for some sag to happen in the middle where ones bum/back would be and allowing a separation between the hammock and the insulation.

    I'm the only hammock user in my party, and have never seen or examined an underquilt, so don't really have a good feel for how easy it is to get them snug.

    Cheers,

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    The Leighlo type of suspension is quite popular and works very well at hugging the bottom of the hammock.
    http://www.hammockquilts.com/apps/vi...uspension-tips
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatSleepFish View Post
    Hello,

    After successfully completing a baffled top quilt this winter using M50 and 900fp down from thru-hiker, I would like to embark on building an under quilt using similar materials.

    My question is: are there any tricks to getting the underquilt to be snug up against the bottom of the hammock? I see many designs use elastic draw cord on the head/foot end of the underquilt, and hang onto the ridge line from the ends, but I imagine that there is the potential for some sag to happen in the middle where ones bum/back would be and allowing a separation between the hammock and the insulation.

    I'm the only hammock user in my party, and have never seen or examined an underquilt, so don't really have a good feel for how easy it is to get them snug.

    Cheers,
    I have learned thru my mistakes (I did it wrong the first time and I'm now in the planning* phase for my next one) that it takes shaping the body of the quilt via darts in the inner and outer shells and also making sure there is a differential between the inner and outer shells. / \



    *planning phase b/c I don't have the money to move into the design phase
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    it takes shaping the body of the quilt via darts in the inner and outer shells and also making sure there is a differential between the inner and outer shells. / \
    This.

    I also took the extra step of cutting curved baffles. I don't know if it made a difference, but it sure was fun sewing in curved baffles on differential cut shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwright View Post
    This.

    I also took the extra step of cutting curved baffles. I don't know if it made a difference, but it sure was fun sewing in curved baffles on differential cut shells.

    jason
    Thanks for the heads up. I googled for differential and darts and got a few DIY/MYOG threads, that was just the info I was after, cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwright View Post
    This.

    I also took the extra step of cutting curved baffles. I don't know if it made a difference, but it sure was fun sewing in curved baffles on differential cut shells.

    jason
    I saw that thread here --> http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=59179

    Great job!!! and all i can say is... DUDE you got mad skillz!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    The Leighlo type of suspension is quite popular and works very well at hugging the bottom of the hammock.
    http://www.hammockquilts.com/apps/vi...uspension-tips
    Has anyone posted any DIY instructions for this suspension system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatSleepFish View Post
    Hello,

    After successfully completing a baffled top quilt this winter using M50 and 900fp down from thru-hiker, I would like to embark on building an under quilt using similar materials.

    My question is: are there any tricks to getting the underquilt to be snug up against the bottom of the hammock? I see many designs use elastic draw cord on the head/foot end of the underquilt, and hang onto the ridge line from the ends, but I imagine that there is the potential for some sag to happen in the middle where ones bum/back would be and allowing a separation between the hammock and the insulation.

    I'm the only hammock user in my party, and have never seen or examined an underquilt, so don't really have a good feel for how easy it is to get them snug.

    Cheers,
    Eatsleep, do you have a picture of your TQ? Id like to see how it ended up in m50. Thanks!

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