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Less weight, more weather resistant
Thanks for your comments Dustin. On breathability: I thought that by using cuben only on the outer edges and M50 down the center I would still achieve adequate breathability. I certainly dont ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
May 02, 5:13am

Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
I recently completed my first quilt project. Details can be seen here, http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=63312 While the fin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
May 01, 12:30pm

Re: Re: First myog quilt
Thanks John. I like the flexibility of the zippered footbox but it was a bit of a pain to install the zipper. As far as washing, I washed the silk in warm water on "delicate" so that it w...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 29, 4:36pm

Re: 12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
Great job Andy. I just finished a quilt using 1.1 oz nylon. Im considering doing another with M50, did you find it hard to with?

In Make Your Own Gear » 12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
April 26, 5:37pm

Re: That is nice.
Thanks James, The silk is very comfortable and surprisingly inexpensive, it weighs about 1oz per sq/yd. For my next project Im considering the 5 homme to save a bit more weight. When I tested the q...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 26, 5:41am

Re: Re: First myog quilt
Thats the olive brown. I considered the olive green seconds, but decided I wanted the DWR coating. Im planning another for next season with lighter liner and shell materials.

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 25, 2:06pm

First myog quilt
I just finished my first quilt project a few days ago. All of the ideas for this project were found here on BPL and I got some helpful tips from several members. After many trips I realized that I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 25, 8:32am

Re: Sewing machine?
I use a kenmore model 158.16250. I have the straight stitch foot and a zig-zag foot and have never needed any others, though a rolling foot would be handy for long rolled edges.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing machine?
March 31, 6:03am

MYOG quilt. Which Thread
My Dharma Trading order came in today and I dyed the silk so it'll be ready when the insulation and nylon get here. I picked up some tex-30 thread at a local shop. All this waiting... ugh

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt. Which Thread?
March 29, 5:02pm

MYOG quilt. Which Thread
Thanks for all the info guys. Im going to go with something a bit thinner than the t-40 gutermann. I'll save the t-40 for other projects.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt. Which Thread?
March 28, 6:08pm

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