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Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
MYOG Synthetic Quilt on 07/01/2012 12:27:26 MDT Print View

This past Saturday, I decided to try my hand on making a quilt to replace my regular mummy bag. Since I didn't have any down, I had to settle using loose polyfill for insulation - I found a local fabric source that sold these and it's the same synthetic fill used on those inexpensive sleeping bags.

Anyway, followed previous posts here and loosely followed the design taken from www.lytw8.com. I think it came out ok but the true test will be determining what temp range this would be good for.

Time for some pictures...

Top view of quilt
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Inside view of quilt
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Loft...
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Total weight (not too bad I think considering it's not down)
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Hopefully I can get some down soon so I can make another quilt worthy of BPL :)

Edited by mangus7175 on 07/01/2012 12:28:40 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: MYOG Synthetic Quilt on 07/01/2012 13:24:11 MDT Print View

Great looking quilt.

What materials did you use? It looks like you have the construction methods down pat, so I'm sure your down model will turn out well. Post pics and specs when you're done!

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
Re: Re: MYOG Synthetic Quilt on 07/01/2012 13:34:48 MDT Print View

Thanks!

For the top, I used 1.9 ripstop nylon and for the inner lining, I used 1.1 ripstop nylon. The insulation was 100% loose polyester filling - commonly used on cheap bedding quilts or slumber party sleeping bags. I know that in time, the insulation I used on this will flatten but with care, I think I can make this last a couple of seasons.

Edited by mangus7175 on 07/01/2012 13:35:38 MDT.