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    I can remove a zipper in a couple of minutes with the standard seam ripper. I have had quite a bit of practice lately .
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    HC4U - If you do end up making an underquilt from the leftover sleeping bag materials please post the result, I was thinking of doing the same thing myself with an old bag I have.
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    Search Whiteblaze for threads by Patrick. He turned his TNF bag into an underquilt and it worked fine...then he started making KAQs.
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    How would you sew a sleeping bag? Do you just sew straight through the insulation and then cut unneeded portions off or do you need to cut and remove insulation to make a hemmed edge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    How would you sew a sleeping bag? Do you just sew straight through the insulation and then cut unneeded portions off or do you need to cut and remove insulation to make a hemmed edge?
    my take on that is if you're using down, aggressively shake the down away from the edge to be sewn, sew, cut away the excess, then fold & hem the edge.
    i haven't done that w/ a synthetic bag yet but i'd suppose you would sew where you want the new edge to be, then cut away the excess, leaving a couple inches. then you could remove the exposed insulation, fold & hem the new edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    How would you sew a sleeping bag? Do you just sew straight through the insulation and then cut unneeded portions off or do you need to cut and remove insulation to make a hemmed edge?
    When I made my cut-down top quilt, I cut the bag where I wanted, leaving the outer shell about an inch bigger all the way around than the insulation and inner shell. Then I rolled a hem in the outer shell, folded it under to cover the edge of the insulation, and stitched through all layers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    When I made my cut-down top quilt, I cut the bag where I wanted, leaving the outer shell about an inch bigger all the way around than the insulation and inner shell. Then I rolled a hem in the outer shell, folded it under to cover the edge of the insulation, and stitched through all layers.
    That's how I did mine. There are some pics of it in my gallery.
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