Oct 20, 2009 at 3:34 pm #1240432
Thought i'd share…
I get e-mails regularly asking me to calculate weights for quilts that people are considering buying from me. I normally spend 10-15min each time doing the math and getting it all figured out. Today i had an enLIGHTened moment. I made a excel spreadsheet that i just have to plug my dimensions into and it spits out the weights. It figures raw fabric weight + 2oz (for the little extras i use like zippers and drawcords) I just thought some of you guys would be interested in this, it makes it quick and easy to see how material or size changes can impact weight.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm #1538222
GREAT!! Thanks Tim now I can dream about how light my quilt is while you make it.
MikeOct 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm #1538225
Sweet! Love the new site too.
FYI – I used the 3.7 oz Combat quilt you made for me down to 30 this past weekend with some layering. It probably felt quite a bit colder due to decent winds and 100% humidity but my thermometer doesn't account for that.Oct 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm #1538226
shh!! new site isn't really out yet. Pretend you didn't see it.
I am working on it before making its existence widely known. I need to get a few more things made and some trips on them before i am ready to really open up shop. Also the domain will change as i will be getting the .com this time.
Chris can you test the QUILT CALC by inputting your quilts info and seeing how close it is? Either, or both of them.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm #1538232
It comes up with 24.04 for the 7.5 XP/Momentum quilt and your email said you weighed it at 25.5.
Comes up with 15.77 for the 3.7 Combat/1.1 rip quilt and your email said you weighed that one at 15.5.
I also plugged in numbers for a custom down quilt I have and it's within a .5 oz on that one as well.
I weighed them on my scale just now.
I get 15.4 for the 3.7 quilt and 25.4 for the 7.5 quilt.
I also tested the 2 oz double quilt you made for me a while back. Calculator comes up with 16 oz even and my scale says 16.9 but that one has the full length zipper.Oct 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm #1538241
ok, so not too bad. Gets pretty close.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 4:15 pm #1538244Oct 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm #1538289
yeah, i didn't set it up for rectangular quilts. There will always be some variation due to actual vs advertised weight of materials and actual weights of zippers and cords and such. I am trying to help give people an idea of what it will come in at, which is a lot harder when you don't just make 2 sizes of quilts. Try adding 2" to the finished dims as that should account for the seam allowances. I didn't think of that.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm #1538290
It's close enough for gov't work. :-)Oct 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm #1538292
i just tried the 7.5oz quilt and got 25.23 oz. Maybe we are working off dissimilar dimensions.
Wasn't it 48x35x78? I forget, i could look it up though. Maybe.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm #1538293
"3.7 oz Combat quilt"
I'd love to see a picture of how small the quilt packs. I'm thinking of going back to the drawing board after one of my recent quilt purchases. When a supposedly 25F down quilt makes me a sniveller at 50F something isn't right.Oct 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm #1538295
74 on the length.Oct 20, 2009 at 7:05 pm #1538296
I usually just drop my sleeping bag or quilt in the bottom of my pack inside my liner and let it adjust to fill the pack volume. I haven't tried compressing it but I'm sure it'll get pretty small.Oct 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm #1538299
ok, I pack mine exactly the same way. They disappear when the load is large then reappear as the food disappears.
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm #1538301
Very cool…looking forward to the "FLYtents".Oct 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm #1538306
yeah me too, no time. stop looking seriously!!
-TimOct 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm #1538312
"yeah me too, no time. stop looking seriously!!"
Well, you might want to edit your original post to remove the URL of the new site if you want to keep curious eyes out! ;-) [Nice site!]Oct 20, 2009 at 7:47 pm #1538314
i don't really care, but it will be some time before i will be comfortable saying it is "ready". I was just trying to give people a tool to help them figure out their quilt weights, you guys are taking advantage of me. I feel violated.
-TimNov 2, 2009 at 8:14 am #1541835
For anyone who would use quiltcalc for MYOG i have added a 2nd sheet that calculates the amount of materials needed. I did it to simplify my life when receiving orders but it can also help those who are new to MYOG make sure they order enough materials.
Just round up to the next yd or oz of down.
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