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z jack
(zoharj) - F
Chiffron vs No-see-um baffles on 03/02/2011 10:43:20 MST Print View

I am making my second down quilt and am thinking of replacing no-see-um with nylon chiffron. Its probably about half the weight of no-see-um and cheaper. I don't know if it will be a good choice though Anybody have any input?

Here is a link to chiffron:


Edited by zoharj on 03/02/2011 10:44:03 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Chiffron vs No-see-um baffles on 03/02/2011 14:18:26 MST Print View

It works. But there is an increased risk of shredding the baffle as chiffon is rather delicate.


Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Chiffron vs No-see-um baffles on 03/02/2011 14:20:11 MST Print View

I could not agree more.

The chiffon I tried was tearing before I could finish the project.


Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Chiffron vs No-see-um baffles on 03/02/2011 23:17:37 MST Print View

I used a very "cheap" "organza" fabric for my first quilt's baffles, it weighed roughly the same as "nanoseeum" and mostly cost me about the same once gas was factored in.

That quilt is still going strong today as Neon's 3-season quilt, but sewing the organza was a totaI PITA. I had to fold and press the sides 1/4" before sewing. With no-see-um or nano-see-um mesh, it's not necessary, since the fabric doesn't unravel.

Here's a pic of Neon:neon

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Chiffron vs No-see-um baffels" on 03/02/2011 23:28:41 MST Print View

Please Javan, do share a picture of Neon inside the quilt, it's not everyday you see a Great Dane inside a custom made down quilt.

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: "Chiffron vs No-see-um baffels" on 03/03/2011 10:55:30 MST Print View

Haha yeah I'll try to get one of him next time we're out, here's a pic of him on the couch under a cheapo coleman synthetic bag we got from the thrift store for them to use as a dog blanket:neon bag

He loves being covered up by something when he sleeps, he'll harass me all night long until I lift the blanket on the bed and let him climb under, and he'll sleep there all night laying on my legs, if I let him.