Jan 28, 2011 at 11:18 am #1268348
I just finished my wife's birthday present! (even if I finished it the day after). I wanted a double quilt instead of always packing 2 sleeping bags for us, and I am hoping the dimensions will work. It ended up being 70" wide down to the footbox (footbox 17w x 10h), and 78" tall. I used 900 fill down and momentum fabric from Thru-hiker (the down was impressive) Thanks Thru-hiker.
My wife sleeps much colder than I do, so I made the baffles 3" on half of it and 2.5" on the other half (hopefully I can remember which is the cool side in the field). I sewed them 6" apart.
Here are some pics:
I am getting good loft from the down (over 6" when it is doubled on itself) so I am very happy with it.
I was planning on an oval footbox, but was running out of time (or ran out of time) so I ended up going with a rectangle. Not as pretty, but just as useful.
Fun project. I hope it works good in the field. Thanks to all you MYOG'ers out there for the inspiration!
SteveJan 28, 2011 at 11:28 am #1689422
Looks great! Thanks for sharing, I'm sure your wife loves it!
I hope to get a double wide quilt soon as well, and a double wide bivy. Now if I can only find the woman to share them with……;-)Jan 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm #1689431
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I think it works much better to have a two person size, rather than zipping together two bags, or whateverJan 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm #1689532
That looks really nice! Weight?Jan 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm #1689652
The weight comes in at 2 lbs 2 oz.
I am pretty happy with the weight for the size, loft and 2 person use.
Fun project. Now I just need some more $$ and a new project.Jun 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm #1746625
Hi – love your down quilt you made – do you know an estimate of the cost? did you just follow MYOG's pattern? I want to make one but dont want to spend $350-400….thanks!!Jun 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm #1746725
@beaverboymikeLocale: Southern Utah
I love the project. Especially if it can help facilitate some quality time backpacking with your wife. Great gift! It does seem to be a bit large (wide) and maybe weigh more than needed. But I guess it depends on body size/types. I wonder if you could've saved some weight and been warmer if it was more tapered toward the bottom. I made a one person down quilt last year and want to make a double for my wife and I.
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