Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Las Cruces
    Hammock
    DIY Xtrekker style 12'er
    Tarp
    Retractable DIY
    Insulation
    FoyleUQ BarnabyTQ
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    250

    Talking FINISHED!!! Fleece TQ w/ Weathershield

    Well, this past weekend I was able to fire up the thread injector and finish up my top quilt.

    The concept was to create something that would be warm enough to be considered 3 season (for NM climate), have enough compaction to fit in the same bag with my UQ, and cheap enough....well the cheaper the better right!?

    I'm not a gram weenie, so the weight of fleece wasn't an issue, and the uncut 4yds of chocolate brown fleece fit in the bag with the UQ, so whatever was cut off during the build was bonus weight and space saved.

    I decided to make it double layered fleece, but with 4 yds I was limited to a maximum length of 6 feet. This spawned the idea of having a single layer at the head portion, so rather than cutting it in half and having two equal pieces, I cut one piece longer than the other.

    I wanted the ability to use it as a blanket that could be easily kicked off if I got to hot, but I also wanted it to have a footbox for colder nights. I decided to go with drawcord and a button to create an optional footbox.

    Lastly, I used a piece of mystery fabric as a weather shield to block out the wind. I sewed the top portion right where the double fleece layer stops. The edges are inset 4" and the bottom is inset 3".


    With the thread injector warmed up, a pile of pins by my side, my wife at a women's retreat, and the kids in bed, this project went pretty quickly

    The final dimensions are:
    84"L x 50"W

    Here's a few pics
    Joining the weathershield to the fleece


    Joined


    Foot End Corner


    As a blanket (head to the left)


    Footbox mode


    Footbox mode underside



    I hope to use it soon, but until I do it's great for around the house
    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

  2. #2
    MDSH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Snyder, TX
    Hammock
    DIY 30d MARPAT
    Tarp
    DIY .74 oz cuben
    Insulation
    Marmot Mod
    Suspension
    ISLS with UCRs
    Posts
    2,188
    Very nice! Good job!

    .
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Hennesy
    Tarp
    various
    Insulation
    pads, foam
    Posts
    3,897
    Images
    17
    Interesting. I am waiting to see how you like it. I have used fleece inside a tent and MH that way where wind was not an issue so I wonder how well that will work with the wind block. I found it to be a good low cost blanket as well as making some simple sleeping bags for kids.
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

  4. #4
    2ply's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Athens,Ga
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    Ox Palace, Noah 12
    Insulation
    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    1,069
    Images
    3
    Looks great! I like the weather shield idea, it should help retain some extra warmth.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  5. #5
    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    8x10 DIY (speer)
    Insulation
    KAQ Lost River
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    4,696
    Images
    108
    Very nice job! I like the design... I have a fleece/nylon TQ that is nice and toasty. I really like the feel and warmth of fleece, just not the weight...

    John
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


  6. #6
    SnrMoment's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Billings, MT
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Streamline
    Insulation
    Down quilts
    Suspension
    Bat Feet
    Posts
    959
    Very nice concept and work. Gives me some ideas for quality time with the injector.
    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

  7. #7
    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Las Cruces
    Hammock
    DIY Xtrekker style 12'er
    Tarp
    Retractable DIY
    Insulation
    FoyleUQ BarnabyTQ
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    250
    Fleece is really easy to work with as long as you have a slick surface to cut and pin on. Carpet grips the fleece too much, which could result in a bad measurement.

    I used my laminate dining rm floor and blue painters tape, which allowed the fleece to relax to an untensioned state..... is untensioned a word???

    Sewing it was no problem. I just did a minute or two of machine setup per the instructions manual, and I was blown away at the professional stitch I was laying down.
    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

  8. #8
    Cali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Modoc, SC
    Hammock
    HHDJ/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lite Owl
    Tarp
    SF/CF/Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Incub/Buro/Snugfit
    Suspension
    Cinch Straps
    Posts
    3,324
    Very nice, and looks toasty warm. I love fleece and have a light weight fleece TQ from JacksRBetter. I love it.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein

  9. #9
    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Hammock
    DIY - Canoe Hammock
    Tarp
    DIY Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    DIY UCRs
    Posts
    2,014
    Images
    83
    I love it. I must make one now. Thanks so much for posting. What a great idea.

  10. #10
    tnvarmint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Elizabethton, Tennessee
    Hammock
    WL Night Owl
    Tarp
    WL Tad Pole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    57
    That's a pretty interesting idea!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •