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 02-07-2010, 19:24 #11 krugd     Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: Northern Ky Hammock: Wannabee- BB-like hammock Tarp: 8 x 10 sil tarp Insulation: DIY tq, Phoenix UQ Suspension: whoopie slings and Posts: 712 These quilts looks very nice. Good detail in the instructions. I have been thinking of making one. However, either I am miss understanding something, or there is an error in the calculations. It says Total Down Used = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 15 oz I would think it should be Total Down Before Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] =10 oz Amount for Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 1.5 oz For a total of 11.5 ounces. So I save 3 ounces of weight and the price of the down? Am I missing something? My stitches are every bit as straight as the trails I hike. __________________ --Don--- May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey
 02-07-2010, 19:52 #12 JerryW Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: West Central Illinois Hammock: DIY 11' & Bridge Tarp: DIY Hex/Grizz Beak Insulation: DIY UQ and TQ Suspension: Whoopie Slings View my gallery 101 Posts: 1,171 Images: 101 Following those dimensions, it looks like 11.5 ounces would be correct. Jerry __________________ The "Search" function is your friend!
 02-28-2010, 19:31 #13 Terry_Dodson Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Irmo, SC Hammock: HammockBliss no see um Suspension: home made webbing View my gallery 2 Posts: 537 Images: 2 How do you attatch this to the hammock?
 02-28-2010, 19:36 #14 Just Jeff Senior Member     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: Charlottesville, VA Hammock: Blackbird Tarp: MacCat Standard Insulation: Winter Yeti, MWUQ4 Suspension: Whoopie Slings View my gallery 32 Posts: 8,166 Images: 32 With JRB-style suspension: http://www.tothewoods.net/JRB.html __________________ “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/ - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
 02-28-2010, 19:52 #15 Terry_Dodson Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Irmo, SC Hammock: HammockBliss no see um Suspension: home made webbing View my gallery 2 Posts: 537 Images: 2 Thanks for the info.
 12-18-2010, 09:10 #16 Roadrunnr72     Join Date: Sep 2010 Location: Milford, Va. Hammock: 1.1 dbl ge double strech-side Tarp: Tadpole/ Superfly Insulation: HG- TQ,UQ- DIY PL Suspension: Whoopie,D Buckle View my gallery 210 Posts: 2,546 Images: 210 I am thinking about making 1 of these. I see that the baffles run "around " the quilt. Would it be better to make them run the length of the quilt? Does it not really matter? __________________ I'm a member of PETA!!!! People Eating Tasty Animals
 12-19-2010, 20:18 #17 Coffee Senior Member   Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: New Orleans, LA View my gallery 57 Posts: 3,619 Images: 57 I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I made are nearing the end of their lifes. They don't loft as much as they used it. But I got a couple hundred uses out of them. There is a Speer quilt that goes the long ways. One of the thoughts is the down settles more with the long way. I think the down settles more than I like with the baffles running width ways. The sides get really cold if I don't put my top quilt over me on the inside. I think on my next one I am going to make box baffles and see how that goes. On the directions I made mine came out a little short if you want to pull it over your head as a top quilt. I'm planning on making it 8 or so inches longer than I am tall. __________________ Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads? The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".
12-19-2010, 20:22   #18
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Think the .15 should have been 1.5

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 Originally Posted by krugd These quilts looks very nice. Good detail in the instructions. I have been thinking of making one. However, either I am miss understanding something, or there is an error in the calculations. It says Total Down Used = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 15 oz I would think it should be Total Down Before Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] =10 oz Amount for Overstuff = [ 7488 / 750 ] x (.15) = 1.5 oz For a total of 11.5 ounces. So I save 3 ounces of weight and the price of the down? Am I missing something? My stitches are every bit as straight as the trails I hike.

PS Just realized I answered a post from Feb '10

12-28-2010, 11:37   #19
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 Originally Posted by Coffee I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I made are nearing the end of their lifes. They don't loft as much as they used it. But I got a couple hundred uses out of them.
What is the problem? I have down sleeping bags that are 15+ years old and still work great. I've washed them dozens of times over the years using down cleaner, and it always seems to perk them right back up. I'll admit that the one I use most has lost a little loft, but I suspect it is due to losing feathers over the years. What is lacking in your old quilts that makes you inclined to replace them? btw, I do understand if you are replacing them just because you want to make new ones and try a new design
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 04-15-2011, 21:28 #20 stevebo     Join Date: May 2009 Location: Moreland Georgia Hammock: WBRR, bluebridge grizz bridge, Tarp: cloudburst Insulation: lynx Suspension: wb straps Posts: 1,520 Maybe this is a stupid question, but would this quilt also work as a top quilt? __________________ “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” Harlan Ellison Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone. --unknown

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