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Summer Quilt
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Nathan Custer

Locale: Tennessee
Summer Quilt on 05/04/2014 16:30:47 MDT Print View

Finished my warm weather quilt. .67 Argon from Dutchware and 2.5 Climashield Apex from Thruhiker. Finished dimensions are 67" long, 52" wide, with a half taper. Simple sewn footbox. Should be good to 50* which will cover me down here from May through October. Final weight is 11 oz. and it packs down incredibly small!top

Edited by nastynate on 05/05/2014 04:29:22 MDT.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Summer Quilt on 05/05/2014 17:04:16 MDT Print View

11oz? Not bad. I've been putting off a summer quilt for a while but this may just be the project I've been looking for =)

(JRinGeorgia) - F
nice! on 05/06/2014 11:06:25 MDT Print View

Nice job Nate. Wish I could sew.

Nathan Custer

Locale: Tennessee
Sewing on 05/06/2014 11:41:06 MDT Print View

My first foray into sewing was a synthetic quilt. This one is my 4th. I haven't delved into baffles and down. Not sure I would even make the effort with EE quilts being so reasonably priced and much better quality than I can do at home.

Nathan Custer

Locale: Tennessee
first night on 05/10/2014 09:51:21 MDT Print View

Did a quick overnights last night. It was about 70 and muggy at 9pm and dropped to 60 by 6am. Quilt performed perfectly. The Argon fabric is luxurious. I didn't know what I was missing.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: first night on 05/13/2014 07:19:17 MDT Print View

Looks great!

How do you know how much insulation to put in there?

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Summer Quilt on 05/13/2014 07:42:04 MDT Print View

Very cool! I made a similar quilt with 2.5oz Apex and 1.1 ripstop last year. It has some snaps and drawcords at the head and foot plus a velcro footbox and weighs 16.1 ounces. Its hardly worth it but I kinda want to make another one with the Argon like you used since its so cheap and easy!


Nathan Custer

Locale: Tennessee
Insulation on 05/13/2014 08:42:14 MDT Print View

Jennifer, apex insulation comes as a roll just like fabric. and it's spec'd Depending on where you get it from, you can get 2.1, 2.5, 4, 5, and 6 oz weights.