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    DIY TQ with Draft Stoppers & Lace closure

    Finished a 40degree TQ with draft stopper flaps at sides & head end. I have used these on all my quilts and they work Great. I first saw this idea on RayWay DIY Quilts and after using it was hooked. These silnylon flaps add no bulk and are far easier to tuck in around you than bulky insulation. The head end one seals off the neck & shoulders and REALLY improves warmth!! I highly recommend these additions. They are much easier to add during quilt construction but can be retrofitted afterwards. Another new addition was the footbox closure. I used 1/2" grossgrain strips 15" long on either edge and formed daisy chains along the length every 1" or so..straight stitch 2-3x. double grossgrain over at ends for strength. I the used flat drawcord and "Laced" the ends together...works great and is easy to remove and open or loosen for venting along with drawcord footbox closure. Also want to thank Madd & Jeremy for your input...was very helpful. Cheers
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    Like the tie up bottom! Was going to us small loops to allow a single pull closure and keep it light. The daisy chain is nice too.
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    Cool Footbox

    Any chance you could provide a more detailed description of how you constuct the footbox....with a couple more pics? Im currently putting a top quilt together and am considering your idea...i justbneed a little better description if you are willing.

    Thanks!

    G-Nut

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    Laced footbox TQ

    The foot box has the standard drawcord channel to close up the end..about 5/8" wide. The grossgrain daisy chain begins right next to the drawcord channel and extends about 15" toward the head end of the quilt..there are 2 of these on opposite sides facing each other and are sewn on the INSIDE of the quilt's rolled hem. The lacing starts at the drawcord channel end and stops at the end toward the head of the quilt. I've added a couple more pics with quilt inside out...hope that helps.
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    Grapenut's Avatar
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    Thank you very much!

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