My synthetic quilt
Jul 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm #3416061Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
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.Jul 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm #3416092Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I’m proud of the imperfections in my home sewn projects. Still completely functional.Jul 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm #3416137Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
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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