I would like to build a blanket, and I am tossing around many different ideas.
I have zero sewing experience, but never afraid to try anything new.
I would like to build a down quilt or a down/synthetic hybrid quilt.
There are a couple reasons behind the hybrid idea. I am a little intimidated by baffles for my first attempt at a quilt, and would like to build a sewn-through quilt. A hybrid quilt could cut down on cold spots, be cheaper, easier to build, and be plenty light.
Can anyone point me toward a discussion on this? The search function on this website leave some to be desired.
One design I am kicking around uses 3 yards of 1.1 oz ripstop per layer, using 3 total layers. Bottom chamber is filled with 3 yards of 2.5oz/yd of climashield xp, and the top is filled with either 9 oz of 800 fill, or 12 oz of 750 fill sewn through.
Shell would weigh 10 oz and cost around 40$
climashield would weigh 7.5 oz and cost 30$
800 down 9 oz 75$
750 down 12 oz 64$
hybrid w/800 down and 2.5oz climashield would weigh a total of 27oz before thread and cost around 150$.
hybrid w/750 fill and 2.5oz climashield would be overstuffed a couple ozs and be warmer. total weight would be 30oz and cost 140$.
Both quilts should have a finished loft of 2.6".
I would like this bag to keep me warm in the sierra in the summer.
Does anyone have any comments on this idea? Is it dumb? Could I go with a lighter/thinner synthetic layer?
I could just build an all down sewn through blanket with 2.5" or 3" of loft that weighs around 18-20oz, and costs 100-120$ (give or take) Anyone have comments on how bad the cold spots can be in a sewn through bag at 20 degrees?
I could also put on my big boy pants and just sew the dam baffles!!!