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  • #3751663
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    I bought a closeout Zenbivy sheet with down hood to try out. I would like to use it with a couple of quilts I already own. One is a Katabatic 30. Other is a MYOG climasheild quilt. I was going to buy the ZenBivy synthetic quilt as a topper, but they are pretty heavy. Anyway the loops should be up from the sides, and my MYOG Climashield quilt is one piece of material. I could slit the material and sew in loops to attach to the sheet, but not sure if I want to do that. Also, I really dont want to dissect my Katabatic quilt to add loops.

    So, my question is, are there any tapes or tape pads that would hold a cord loop?

    Thanks

    #3751664
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    just sew the loop to the edge of the quilt?

    sew through 5 layers – one end of loop – outside shell fabric – insulation – inside shell fabric – other end of loop

    #3751670
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    I have considered that.

    #3751804
    Greg Pehrson
    BPL Member

    @gregpehrson

    Locale: playa del caballo blanco

    I would think tenacious tape circles with two holes melted in them would hold cord loops well, as they won’t be under a ton of tension (the wings on the ZenBivy sheet rise and fall as you move around). Alternatively, I have made a Ray-Way 2P quilt where you stabilize the insulation by sewing synthetic yarn loops with a large hand-sewing needle right through the shell and insulation; you could do something similar on your Climashield quilt but make the loops a little bigger to clip into the hooks.

    #3751805
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    Sounds good. Thanks

    #3751812
    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member

    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    I like Greg’s idea, or just sewing a very short grosgrain loop to the top of the quilt in the desired location, sewing through all 5 layers:  top of the grosgrain loop, bottom of the grosgrain loop, nylon shell of quilt, apex, bottom nylon of quilt.  Use a bar-tack stitch and I suspect it would be just fine.

    Alternately, form the grosgrain into the shape of an Omega, and sew a bar-tack stitch through each leg of the grosgrain, through the quilt.

    #3751820
    Greg Pehrson
    BPL Member

    @gregpehrson

    Locale: playa del caballo blanco

    I like Jeff’s idea better than mine :)

    #3751822
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    The clips on the Zenbivy sheet are for a cord. Not sure of the diameter yet.

    ZB clip

    #3751823
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    #3751824
    Troy Ammons
    BPL Member

    @tammons

    #3751850
    Greg Pehrson
    BPL Member

    @gregpehrson

    Locale: playa del caballo blanco

    I have a ZenBivy, so I tried a piece of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon. It fits into the hooks, but doesn’t have that satisfying snap/lock into them like the appropriate sized cord would. So here’s a hybrid of Jeff’s and my ideas: Sew small squares of 3/4″ grosgrain ribbon through all layers of the quilt along 2 parallel sides. Then run cord through the channel between those two sew lines, and tie it in a small loop.

    #3764918
    Teddy
    BPL Member

    @bullhorn

    Has anyone suceeded in sewing their loops onto their quilt?  Can u post a photo?

    #3765998
    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    I sewed loops on my sleeping bag.
    https://youtu.be/aWEexcAvnJM  There’s not a close-up but it’s as simple as it looks. Grosgrain loops sewn right through the seam where the zipper is sewn in. Nothing opened up, just sewn right through the fabric, the down, and the edge of the zipper fabric. Took 15 minutes. Works great. Can easily seam-rip it out if I change my mine, no harm done.

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