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Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG)
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Dion Dixon

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns.
Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/04/2012 13:54:00 MDT Print View

Finished my quilt.

78" long, 50" wide at the top, and 40" wide at the bottom.
I think it'll be perfect for the AT thru hike I start on the 19th.

Made with 8D from, and the Climashield XP 2.5oz from Basically took me an afternoon to cut it out and pin it together. Had I chosen to exile my two very curious dogs, I could likely have finished the cutting and pinning even faster. As it was, it took a few tries, a few beers, and much cursing.

I sewed it up yesterday in a couple of hours, and then spent another hour to hand stitch the snaps at the footbox while I watched some of the last TV I'll get for a while.

Here's me beneath it with the footbox snapped up.



I was going to use a drawcord on the footbox, but felt the snaps were simpler and less obtrusive. Here's the footbox closed.


And open.


And the quilt draped over my thermarest. From this perspective you can't really see the taper, but the foot end is, in fact, 10" narrower than the head end.


Really happy with this, but I think my second one will be much better. The sewing ain't the greatest, but then, the 8D is pretty slippery; especially with the insulation between layers. I ended up having to pin it every 6 inches or so, just to keep it from sliding around.

Anyhoo, I highly recommend the Climashield for being super easy to work with, and Tim is right, the 8D feels great against the skin. I will likely make a double quilt out of the same stuff upon my return.

Edited by RangyMouse on 06/04/2012 19:21:44 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/04/2012 16:08:57 MDT Print View

That looks really nice!

I agree, 8D is very nice material, feels good against the skin, why is it so inexpensive?

I too have noticed it takes longer and more cursing while drinking beer : )

Nice example of perspective - looks like a rectangle but the deck boards give it away

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/04/2012 16:10:36 MDT Print View

Wow Dion!

That weight is fantastic. Does it have a drawcord at the top?


Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/04/2012 18:23:07 MDT Print View

"and Tim is right..."

Was there ever any doubt?


Dion Dixon

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns.
"Was there any doubt?" on 06/04/2012 19:13:26 MDT Print View

Lol... No sir, there wasn't. That's why I purchased the material free of it.

Dion Dixon

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns.
Is there a drawcord at the top? on 06/04/2012 19:20:04 MDT Print View

No there is not. I like tucking it in around me, and wondered at how obtrusive a cord-lock would be, so I decided against it. one of the reasons I went with snaps on the footbox instead of the drawcord, so the cord-lock wouldn't be a nuisance.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
solo? on 06/05/2012 02:25:05 MDT Print View

What do you mean by solo?

Dion Dixon

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns.
Re: solo? on 06/05/2012 07:05:23 MDT Print View

By solo, I mean just for one person.

Chad "Stick" Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/05/2012 19:23:03 MDT Print View

Very nice dude! Looks great and the weight is sweet too! Congrats.

I didn't fare to well with mine...I ended up sending the stuff to Tim and after some talking, he is doing me one up, but I also ordered another one from him too! I can't wait to get it...

And yea, I agree, the 8D feels great against the skin.

Good luck on your hike man!

Dion Dixon

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns.
Re: Re: Solo 11oz quilt (MYOG) on 06/05/2012 23:27:15 MDT Print View

Thanks for the well-wishes, Chad.

And BTW... I've been calling it Climashield XP... I meant Apex, not XP... d'oh!