Dec 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #1297112
Loki CuthbertBPL Member
@lokbotLocale: Portland, OR
I've made a couple of hammocks and tarps now I'm ready to jump on a more complicated project. I'm thinking I want to work on a quilt next then step up to a whitney down jacket from thru-hiker. I've only worked with sil-nylon and 1.1 ripstop from DIY gear supply. What fabrics would you choose for top quilts, under quilts, and for a down jacket. Why would you choose those fabrics?
Who do you like to order your materials from. I like the selection from thru-hiker, but not their shipping rates. Love wilderness logics down price and shipping rates. DIY gear supply has good prices of nylon fabrics and awesome 2nds that are available, but I wish they had down in stock more regularly so I wouldn't have to order from multiple vendors to get a project done.
I guess I'm trying to find a store that meets more of my needs and my budgets so I can give them all of my money.
-LokiDec 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm #1935923
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I've used nobul from http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Fabric.html
Cheap, the lightest weight
I used it for synthetic but it's reported to be fairly down proof. Maybe not quite as good as some others. Probably not as water resistant as M50.
I found it was easy enough to sew. The 1.1 oz stuff is probably easier.Dec 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm #1936149
Tim MarshallBPL Member
Impetus 1.0 available at DIY gear supply is a great fabric for quilts. Durable and easy to work with like 1.1, middle of the road weather resistance, good breath ability, wonderful soft hand. Lighter fabrics can be used and work great. Nobull1 liner nobull2 shell is a good option to for a really light weight shell but without the plastic m50 feel
-TimApr 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #1977352
i used M50 for pants and to make side walls for a TT Rainbow. after working with that, M90 was relaxing.
i found the M50 a little hard to work with. there are threads with tips about working with it. for something simple and fairly large like a quilt, i might use it…
for smaller things where the weight difference between using M50 and M90 is less,i will use M90. i think the M50 is fine for clothing. it was just too hard for me to work with. i guess my experience level is average.
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