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N. Bellesheim
(bignelie) - F

Locale: Bay Area
two person quilt on 05/27/2011 18:57:17 MDT Print View

Just finished my first MYOG project... Well, the first big one anyways. It's a double quilt made of momentum 90 (was going to do M50, but did not like how delicate the fabric was). I don't have a scale that can weight it right now, but incremental measurements and some math on the fabric says it's under 2 lbs. I joined the fabric width-wise and cut 70" x 80" and it turned into about 65" x 77" (as expected). 2.75" baffles. 18 oz of 900 fill down (I overstuffed by +10%). Used a vacuum and lost only a few pieces. The down did not loft up as much as I thought it would??? My 10 year old WM Ultralight feels as plump as this quilt? May have to add more down later on.

I moved both of the the drawcords inward, so the top one is not right on our face and I'm hoping the bottom one will function better this way - we'll see, and I'll post back about how it works. Used Kam snaps to form the foot box, and it also snaps together to become a one person rectangular bag. I went with the straight rectangle shape because I want to be able to use it as a comforter too.

Pretty fun project, but I'm glad to be done right now. It took a lot of beer to make - especially the first few stitches. It was a monster trying to work with such a large quiltQ1.

I became a BPL member because of all the tips and articles for making your own gear, so thanks to everyone who posts this sort of stuff and the editors for including such articles. I'm going to do a more detailed write up on my steps and what I learned while making this when I get back from a summer hike.

Chris Peichel

Locale: Eureka
two person quilt on 05/27/2011 20:14:16 MDT Print View

Awesome job!!!

It is very rewarding to use gear you make yourself.

Christopher Zimmer
(czimmer) - F

Locale: Ohio
Re: two person quilt on 05/27/2011 20:44:29 MDT Print View

Great looking quilt, I bet it was a bear to work with such a large quilt. I look forward to reading your write up.