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    DIY UQ? Baffles

    Hey guys viper here!
    I have been wanting to make a die 3/4ths or full size UQ for a while now but I can't seem to understand howmto sew the baffles. I understand the consept of how to make one up to the point of sewing the baffles on. Seems like if I sew the baffles say to the top layer(the layer against my back) then I would have the issue of how to i sew the baffles onto the bottom layer (the side facing the ground) I can't wrap my mind around how I can sew them on the top layer and the bottom with out directly sewing threw all the layers of fabric
    I don't know if I described this well if so and you understand what I'm saying feel free to post please thanks guys! #haveaheadache #tryingtohard
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    Hey Viper - try this https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...108#post918108

    I made an uq and tried to explain the process.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Hey Viper - try this https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...108#post918108

    I made an uq and tried to explain the process.
    Alrighty I think I understand not not positive though thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
    Alrighty I think I understand not not positive though thank you!
    Sew all the baffles to one side, flip it over and position on top of the other half. Fold all of the top half back out of the way except the first baffle...sew baffle. Position second baffle with the rest of the top folded back out of the way and sew second baffle. Repeat for remaining baffles.

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    Just curious; when sewing either side of a baffle to the body fabric, do ya'll simply sew a single line of stitch through both, or do you fold the baffle over so as to get stitches through two layers, and eliminate the chance of fraying (more an issue with fabric baffles than mesh, but still)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Sew all the baffles to one side, flip it over and position on top of the other half. Fold all of the top half back out of the way except the first baffle...sew baffle. Position second baffle with the rest of the top folded back out of the way and sew second baffle. Repeat for remaining baffles.
    Alrighty that's perfect! Thank you so much!
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    Here is the best illustration I've seen on sewing the baffles so far. I had the same questions you did...

    http://evilmoose.smugmug.com/Other/C...-baffles-M.gif

    Good luck. I'm going to start mine next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelToe View Post
    Just curious; when sewing either side of a baffle to the body fabric, do ya'll simply sew a single line of stitch through both, or do you fold the baffle over so as to get stitches through two layers, and eliminate the chance of fraying (more an issue with fabric baffles than mesh, but still)?

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    I've seen it done both ways. It didn't appear to me that the noseeum would fray, so I got lazy, though the Great and Retired Dutch folded his over...

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    I'm doing mine in the same Impetus 1.0 fabric as my liner (didn't have any netting handy, and I have enough scraps to make them). I attached the baffles, at least to the inner layer, this way. The more I work with this microfiber weave, it seems quite prone to fraying at less than 1/4" edge distance, so at least for this material, sewing over the fold is probably a good idea. Plus, two rows of stitches look neater than one

    PS-dang it's hard to not sew through unseen folds with this super-thin fabric; you can't even feel the creases passing under your fingers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggreaves View Post
    Here is the best illustration I've seen on sewing the baffles so far. I had the same questions you did...

    http://evilmoose.smugmug.com/Other/C...-baffles-M.gif

    Good luck. I'm going to start mine next week.
    That picture is childish and perfectly what I needed lol thank you!!
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