I am about ready to make my own quilt, but would like some advice first. Most of the DIY quilts I see on this site have a sewn in footbox, but I would prefer to make one that can open completely flat. I sleep warm, particularly my feet, and would really like to have a flat quilt in the summer especially.
XP Quilt is an example of the type of quilt I would like to make. (and I love all the detail photos they include. If I were to be buying gear instead of making, I would definitely shop at MLD)
My question is, if I make this flat type of quilt what type of system do you suggest to keeping the footbox closed when conditions demand it?
MLD uses snaps, is it feasible for me to use snaps? I dont know anything about them, but I have a bad feeling that a homemade attempt at snaps would end up cheap and flimsy.
What about velcro, do you think it would hold well enough?
I bought some low profile buckles to use on the webbing in the torso area, should I just use these in the footbox area too?
Anything else I am not thinking of?
Any suggestions are more than welcome. Thank you!