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#121494 - 09/25/09 04:34 PM question about down quilt baffles
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quick question about the baffles, my google-fu is letting me down. How many rows of stitching are being used to secure the baffle material? 1? 2? or are some of you doing some intricate seam?

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#121507 - 09/25/09 07:47 PM Re: question about down quilt baffles [Re: routerdoubter]
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I have never used more than one row of stitches. Also, I generally use a fairly long stitch, somewhere around 10 SPI.
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#121523 - 09/26/09 01:19 AM Re: question about down quilt baffles [Re: routerdoubter]
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Pika has it right. I just checked my WM Ultralight, and they used a fairly uniform 10 stitches per inch. The baffles should be folded over so that the stitching goes through two layers of baffle material, IMHO.

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#121525 - 09/26/09 02:48 AM Re: question about down quilt baffles [Re: billk]
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A single row for me too. It's complex enough to sew with one :/, and needs as little holes as possible.
One or double layers depends on which material is used I guess. I never had trouble with strips of no-see-um baffles, for instance, sewn "flat".

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#121530 - 09/26/09 09:35 AM Re: question about down quilt baffles [Re: billk]
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I double the edges of the baffle material too. IMHO it provides a bit better anchoring for the material. It does add a tiny bit of extra weight however.
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#121531 - 09/26/09 10:50 AM Re: question about down quilt baffles [Re: Pika]
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thanks. much appreciated.

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