Apr 22, 2012 at 11:34 am #1289025
Finished this project Friday, ready for a short trip next weekend.
1 yard 5 oz/sy Climashield Apex (Thru-hiker)
1 yard black 1.1 ripstop w/ DWR (DIY Gear Supply)
1 yard light blue 1.1 calendared ripstop (DIY Gear Supply)
Bits of grosgrain, drawcord, 2 mini-corlocks and some grosgrain straps I had lying around.
Finished weight: 11.7 oz. 60" finished length, 37" top width, with curved taper to 26" foot width, starting at 45"
Eventually, I'll add snaps for footbox and top. Thinking plastic snaps from kamsnaps.com.
Nice done-in-a-day project. Should have left seam opening for turning right side out in foot end, rather than head, since the top stitching wound up a little funky and being in the footbox would have hidden it. Next time.
Here's some pics:
Edit: added finished weight.Apr 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm #1869948
Michael FogartyBPL Member
I just ordered 2yrds of Climashield 2.5 and 2yrds of Momentum 50. Going to do the same but probably make the quilt 58" wide x 72" long for myself. Might make a few to sell as well, if it turns out to be a fairly easy process. Just need to get some 1" Omni tape, and I'm good to go, once the Thru-hiker order comes in.Apr 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm #1869965
Did you mean 4 yards of M50? If I make another for myself, that's prob. what I'll use, instead of the 1.1. For a kid, I think the increased durability (and decreased cost) is worth the extra ounces (note finished weight added above–left that out first post).
I found working with Apex easier than I thought–I had been particularly concerned that sewing with the insulation against the feed dogs might be an issue, but no problems.
I considered omni tape or velcro, but want to try snaps. My kid's legs don't really hang off the end of a 3/4 Prolite, so no big deal if there's some gaps.Apr 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm #1869990
Michael FogartyBPL Member
Oops, yeah I'd need 4yrds, 2yrds per side, thanks, I did order 4yrds of the M50. Do you need to add any stitching across the middle of the quilt to help hold the insulation in place.Apr 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm #1870009
Tim MarshallBPL Member
impressed that your 11 yr old fits, that is basically the size of mt protege which i recommend for much younger kids.
-TimApr 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm #1870012
She's a small kid–4' 6". Not sure how long it will fit her, but her sister stopped growing at 5'. And she's got a little brother who can use it when she outgrows it (of course, he wants his own "right now").
Kinda nice not having to risk too much in materials, my first shot at quilt making.May 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm #1873785
I have been following your questions on this topic as I have 2 little girls who I am making a double for- either a quilt or a bag… They sleep together as it is now, so it is no big deal. And your daughter is about the size of my 9 year old- although my girl is quite tall for her age- funny cuz I am only 4' 11"…
Maybe I will get her hand-me-down!
Your daughter looks quite happy!!!!!
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