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#180003 - 10/01/13 10:31 PM Need a quilt design
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So I want to try and make a quilt. I'm going to use climashield apex from thru-hiker. Any suggestions on were to get good patterns or designs? I know I want a long to pull up around my head and a decent foot box. It will probably be a 20 degree or so quilt is what I'm thinking.

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#180005 - 10/01/13 11:20 PM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: orclwzrd]
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#180007 - 10/02/13 06:20 AM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: orclwzrd]
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There are several quilt designs on the Make your own gear section of this site. Hopefully one will meet your needs.

http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html


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#180008 - 10/02/13 09:36 AM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: lori]
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The climashield part didn't click.

A kit from Ray Way comes with all materials and instructions, and even a doof with two left hands (me) can make a quilt with it.
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#180201 - 10/11/13 12:51 PM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: lori]
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So I'm thinking 5oz climashield APEX from thru-hiker. That looks like a 30F quilt. Anyone have any experience with that?

Also, I'm wondering drawstring footbox with omni-tape or sewn? I don't think I'll be taking this winter camping but pretty much any other time it will be the go to sleeping accomodations.

john

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#181147 - 12/05/13 11:20 AM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: orclwzrd]
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I used climashield 5 oz and 2.5 oz for my quilt. I was shooting for 20F. It has gone down that far and was warm. I don't know if I overshot or not, just that it at least goes that far.

Also, I didn't use APEX, it was the stuff that thruhiker had before APEX.
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#181154 - 12/05/13 11:50 AM Re: Need a quilt design [Re: finallyME]
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Thru-Hiker has, I believe, a quilt pattern or kit. They also are very happy to answer questions about their products--I've ordered a few things from them.
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