Okay, I laid it all out last night and measured it up. It currently weights 48.5 oz. I calculated the area of the existing bag and what I want to turn it into and I think I can cut it down about 10 oz and get a quilt which I just like better after having tried it.
I have all the specifics figured out of what I want, see the diagram. I have also decided I don't want to add any more down, I just want to keep and use most of the down that is in the bag now. The baffles run horizontally so you can easily shake the down into the middle of the bag before cutting the sides. From there some of the down from the area towards the feet would have to be distributed into the upper baffles that are longer towards the top of the quilt. Right now the bag is about 2.5" of loft, I want to shoot for an overall loft of 3-3.5" (approximate, does not have to be precise).
So basically here is what someone would be doing...
- length stays the same at 72", no modification needed
- cut off hood and close cut
- cut off draft tube
- shake down into middle
- cut sides to desired width
- redistribute down in the baffles for a 3 to 3.5" loft
- close cuts on sides
- add draw cord at bottom of foot
- at foot, add 6 buttons, 6 inches apart to create a 30" footbox
- at top of bag, add 3 loops 14" apart
- ship back to me
If anyone would like to give me a quote to do the work above please message me or post it here, either way. Thanks.