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  1. #391
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    Dec 2014
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    Lake Almanor, CA.
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    Dutch Argon 1.6 DBL
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    Hex Fly + Noah 12
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    I don't sew, so I looked up on the internet how to make an UQ insert and a TQ with Kamsnaps. My first attempt to make an UQ insert was to Kamsnap together up the sides to make it a double layer insert. I lay left to right in my hammock so I snapped the UQ insert to the inside of the River Long 30 degree UQ diagonally to keep it in place. It works great!
    My TQ (last picture) goes inside my 20 degree sleeping bag. So far...all together i'm in the sub 17 degree range....and it's REALLY warm. I have two more CDT's so I am thinking about a local quilt maker to make me a hat/beanie and foot box instead of using a down jacket.
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    Last edited by kormi; 12-26-2019 at 10:37.

  2. #392
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    Jul 2019
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    Reston, VA
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    Here's my Costco UQ...

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    It's not the Black Diamond, one of the other brands (pretty sure they're all the same). I went with a simple, standard design. Picked the long baffles to allow fill to move left-right, shook out 8" from the side, stitched a new long seam, and cut that 8" of fabric off. Instead of adding grosgrain channels, I just rolled the existing fabric over for channels. A single loop of shock cord goes through the long channels for suspension (with a biner at each end). And a length goes across each end with cord stops to cinch the quilt up around my feet and body.

    I'm 5'7" and the quilt is long enough for toes to armpits. So, 3/4 length by most standards. I'm only planning to use it in the summer at altitude (3k-4k feet in VW and WV) and just need to edge taken off the night chill.

    I'll be doing a simple top quilt next weekend with the 2nd quilt.

    TQ and UQ for $63 total ($50 for 2 quilts, $10 for hock cord and stops, and $3 for a pack of small biners), and a few hours sewing. Not bad.

  3. #393
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    Dec 2019
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    South Alabama
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    What quilts can be used to make a under quilt? Any specific site to get them?

  4. #394
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    Reston, VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by zdubb View Post
    What quilts can be used to make a under quilt? Any specific site to get them?
    Pretty much any quilt, blanket, or old sleeping bag. The cheap down throws from Costco are popular because they’re inexpensive for down, so make a good DIY project. The other popular choice is a surplus Army poncho liner. The Costco quilts are available on Amazon as well, but twice the price. The poncho liners are available from most surplus suppliers or Amazon.

  5. #395
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    Jun 2015
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    Metairie LA
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    DIY Butterfly Tarp
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    Hmm, I made mine by combining down from two throws via a thread on this forum. I'll try to find it for you. I'm thinking of adding down from a third.

  6. #396
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    Jun 2015
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    Metairie LA
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    DIY Butterfly Tarp
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