Finally joined BPL after lurking around for a while. I'm embarking on my first project, having recently pulled the Singer out of the closet of my better half.
I've researched thoroughly, but alas questions remain. I'll try to be brief and avoid asking whats been covered before.
We're looking to make a double quilt for summer use, where we anticipate temperatures rarely reaching below 40-35 F. Being our first attempt to make something this complex, I have the following questions about sewn-through vs. netting baffles...I'm more will come up...
1. Is a sewn-through design with 1.75" loft height good enough for a summer quilt? (I'm planning on making it with a footbox and with enough width to wrap close around shoulders in case temps. get toward the 35 mark)
2. More specifically, if temps dont reach below 40-35F, will the sewn-through portions result in noticeable cold spots?
I'm a real warm sleeper, usually needing to be partly uncovered above 50F. Better half, not so much, she sleeps with a long sleeve shirt usually below 50.
We'd like to avoid actual baffles using netting etc, to keep construction simple.
3. Assuming dimensions of 68" x 78" x 1.75" (9282 cu. in.) and if I opt for 800 fill down, will the sewn through chambers be somewhat smaller in volume than 4 sided baffle chambers? My thinking is yes, and thus I will be effectively overfilling the quilt.
Thanks in advance and I'll let you all know how it goes...