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    Jeff McWilliams
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    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    My very recently completed synthetic quilt.  I used a “kit” from thru-hiker.com, which included M90 fabric for both the shell and the inner, and 5.0oz APEX.

    I blatantly copied many design elements from my 2011/2012 Enlightened Equipment “Revelation”, 20 degree down quilt, which was back when they were using karo-step baffles.   I still used that quilt regularly, but I needed something for warmer weather for an upcoming long weekend in the Adirondacks the first weekend in August.

    Like my EE Revelation, I created a sewn footbox and used a 22″ zipper (From Joanne Fabric), snaps just above the zipper, and two elastic pad attachment straps using materials from strapworks.com

    I don’t have great sewing skills.  Some of my seams aren’t very straight and I had to touch up the sewing on some of the corners and sewn-on loops by hand.

    No plans to quit my day job and take up sewing quilts for a living.  Making my own quilt gives me new respect and appreciation for the wonderful job the various cottage makers do producing my favorite lightweight gear.

     

     

     

    #3416092
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    looks good

    I’m proud of the imperfections in my home sewn projects.  Still completely functional.

     

    #3416137
    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member

    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    Ripstopbytheroll has some terrific looking ripstop with printed patterns. Wish I had an excuse to make another quilt, because I’d love to have one with one of their Scottish tartan patterns.

    MYOG certainly has a degree of satisfaction to it.

     

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