I’ve got some APEX and fabric for making a quilt, and I wanted to pick the brains of quilt users who, like me, are side- and stomach- sleepers who tend to change positions in the night.
Up to this point, I’ve been using my mummy bag unzipped as a quilt, and I love the freedom of movement that it gives, but it’s a lot of weight and needless fabric.
I really like and appreciate Chris Muthig’s design and detailed instructions and plan to mostly follow them. I was wondering, given my sleeping style about the head end of the quilt, specifically whether or not to have a snap closure, tapered head end, and neck drawcord.
My gut sense is to have no neck taper, no snap and no drawcord at the head end, and make it wide enough to wrap around me, including, on really cold nights, up over my head with my face sticking out. I guess I’m imagining the snap ending up at my throat and being uncomfortable when I move around and the cords too (if they’re coming out the ends of a drawcord) or the cord being very hard to adjust (ending up on the back of my neck) if it comes out the center. But maybe that doesn’t happen in practice?
I feel I may be missing something. The idea of being able to drastically reduce draftiness with a shaped and adjustable head-end is very appealing. Have other side and stomach sleepers found those three design elements to work for them?
I understand everyone’s experience is different, and I may just need to prototype this with a sheet, but I also wanted to get a sense of what has worked for others.
I really appreciate your thoughts!
(The long-term goal is to learn how to sleep on my back, but I’ve been working on that for a while now with little success)