Up until this point, I have slept in a traditional mummy bag or under a double quilt. Now, I’m about to make a summer quilt for one. I am going to use 1.1 oz/sy nylon for the shell and 2.5 oz/sy Climashield XP for the insulation (one layer).
My question is, what size should I make it? My tentative plans call for a tapered rectangle measuring 52” wide at the head, 44” wide at the foot and, 79” long.
I am 6’-2” tall and weigh 190 pounds. I am always a side sleeper. I use a 2” thick inflatable pad to sleep on.
I want to keep this as light (small) as possible while still covering me comfortably. OK, so fire away, all you quilt dwellers! Is this too narrow at the head? Too wide at the feet? Too long, since I draw up my knees somewhat?
On another design note: should I simply sew omni-tape along the bottom edge and a little up the sides to close the footbox in Ray-Way style, or should I sew a circle end at the foot maybe 10” or so in diameter. The advantage of the Ray-Way style is that I could lay the quilt flat (although, if I need a quilt, I would probably want a footbox). The advantage of the sewn-in insulated disc at the foot would make the effective length seem longer, therefore the quilt could be a bit shorter.
Looking for the community’s much respected advise.