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Old 12-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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Quilt / Sleeping Bag Materials

While I'm not yet finished with the Cuben pack, I'm researching various materials for a quilt or sleeping bag project. I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are concerning fabrics and their interaction with the insulation used. I'm not even sure I understand all of the considerations that go into the selection!!! It would seem that breathable fabrics, when used as a liner material would allow body moisture to be transmitted to the down (which is the insulation I'm currently con NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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unless you perspire heavily enough to count as a portable water supply i doubt the moisture from you NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:22 AM
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM
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Slumber Satisfaction Step By Step

First off, I've never made any sort of sleeping bag.
But, it stands to reason that researchin NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:28 PM
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Update #1:

Ordered the materials and they have since arrived. 12 oz. 900 fp down, 2 yd NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:41 PM
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walking foot, tons of pins, maybe some of that tailoring tape(light heat with iron makes it sticky). NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:11 PM
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I can relate to philman's comments about the fabrics! I am working on a pertex/momentum quilt right NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:36 PM
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I did finally finish the quilt. And I agree with striker's comments. I tried out the walking foot NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:24 PM
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It looks amazing, philman.

By the way, did you experience any cold spots?

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Old 03-04-2014, 04:05 PM
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