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Grandma L
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07/02/2020 06:35PM  
Has anyone made one of the simple banana style under quilts? I will be working one one this weekend. Not down it synthetic insulation.
 
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Grandma L
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07/04/2020 09:30PM  
I finished this afternoon. It was pretty easy. I took the pattern from a "store-bought" One Tigris brand under quilt. It is their lighter weight model. I used fabric from JoAnne's. Pre-quilted with synthetic batting and nylon in and out. I started with 3 yards - it is 60 inches wide - 58 after I trimmed off the salvage and excess batting. Pretty easy - one main bottom seam and some finishing stuff. It has a simple elastic cord at each end with a small biner to attach it to the hammock.
Here are a few pictures.


 
07/28/2020 03:26PM  
Have you had a chance to try it out for size? Are you happy with how the pattern was and how it turned out?
 
Grandma L
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07/28/2020 11:09PM  
Yes, it has worked out well. My pattern is the same as the ENO lighter weight and the One Tigris. Now working on one using the down throws. I will us two of them over lapped to get a long enough piece. Might gather the ends to avoid cutting off the excess and getting a warmer foot box.
 
Savage Voyageur
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11/30/2020 08:46AM  
Looks good Grandma, nicely made. Wondering, did you get a chance to test it out on a cold night? How cold do you think it’s good for?
 
Grandma L
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12/02/2020 10:25AM  
Savage Voyageur: "Looks good Grandma, nicely made. Wondering, did you get a chance to test it out on a cold night? How cold do you think it’s good for? "
The "kids" tested it his fall at 40 degrees - it worked well. Using a down throw for a top quilt also keeps it warmer and the "jacket secret". If you zip your jacket around the hammock at your feet - it makes a warmer foot box and keeps your jacket handy - but most " hangers" already knew that - I think.
A double layer - or using two under quilts made of the Joanne Fabric's insulated fabric could markedly increase the warmth. The warmth depends on the type and volume of fabric/insulation that is used for the bandanna(s). Down is better but I hate working with those feathers.
 
12/29/2020 04:50PM  
Grandma L: " Down is better but I hate working with those feathers.
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I find it easier after it’s off the bird!
 
Grandma L
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12/29/2020 10:24PM  
Haha - I agree - with you Ben! We should ask Muddy feet about feathers. He "blew in" all the feathers in his down Underquilt! a big job and a lot of feathers!
 
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