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Finished quilt for my 11 year old
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David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F

Locale: North Idaho
Finished quilt for my 11 year old on 04/22/2012 12:34:07 MDT Print View

Finished this project Friday, ready for a short trip next weekend.

1 yard 5 oz/sy Climashield Apex (Thru-hiker)
1 yard black 1.1 ripstop w/ DWR (DIY Gear Supply)
1 yard light blue 1.1 calendared ripstop (DIY Gear Supply)
Bits of grosgrain, drawcord, 2 mini-corlocks and some grosgrain straps I had lying around.

Cost: <$30.

Finished weight: 11.7 oz. 60" finished length, 37" top width, with curved taper to 26" foot width, starting at 45"

Eventually, I'll add snaps for footbox and top. Thinking plastic snaps from

Nice done-in-a-day project. Should have left seam opening for turning right side out in foot end, rather than head, since the top stitching wound up a little funky and being in the footbox would have hidden it. Next time.

Here's some pics:

quilt front

quilt back


Edit: added finished weight.

Edited by DavidDrake on 04/22/2012 15:26:56 MDT.

Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Very Nice on 04/22/2012 14:19:59 MDT Print View

I just ordered 2yrds of Climashield 2.5 and 2yrds of Momentum 50. Going to do the same but probably make the quilt 58" wide x 72" long for myself. Might make a few to sell as well, if it turns out to be a fairly easy process. Just need to get some 1" Omni tape, and I'm good to go, once the Thru-hiker order comes in.

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Very Nice on 04/22/2012 15:25:57 MDT Print View

Thanks, Michael.

Did you mean 4 yards of M50? If I make another for myself, that's prob. what I'll use, instead of the 1.1. For a kid, I think the increased durability (and decreased cost) is worth the extra ounces (note finished weight added above--left that out first post).

I found working with Apex easier than I thought--I had been particularly concerned that sewing with the insulation against the feed dogs might be an issue, but no problems.

I considered omni tape or velcro, but want to try snaps. My kid's legs don't really hang off the end of a 3/4 Prolite, so no big deal if there's some gaps.

Michael Fogarty
(mfog1) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
4 yrds on 04/22/2012 16:45:52 MDT Print View

Oops, yeah I'd need 4yrds, 2yrds per side, thanks, I did order 4yrds of the M50. Do you need to add any stitching across the middle of the quilt to help hold the insulation in place.

Edited by mfog1 on 04/22/2012 16:54:10 MDT.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Finished quilt for my 11 year old on 04/22/2012 17:40:15 MDT Print View

impressed that your 11 yr old fits, that is basically the size of mt protege which i recommend for much younger kids.


David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Re: Finished quilt for my 11 year old on 04/22/2012 17:49:49 MDT Print View

She's a small kid--4' 6". Not sure how long it will fit her, but her sister stopped growing at 5'. And she's got a little brother who can use it when she outgrows it (of course, he wants his own "right now").

Kinda nice not having to risk too much in materials, my first shot at quilt making.

Angela Alexander
(crayon) - F
looks great! on 05/02/2012 21:10:54 MDT Print View

I have been following your questions on this topic as I have 2 little girls who I am making a double for- either a quilt or a bag... They sleep together as it is now, so it is no big deal. And your daughter is about the size of my 9 year old- although my girl is quite tall for her age- funny cuz I am only 4' 11"...

Maybe I will get her hand-me-down!

Your daughter looks quite happy!!!!!