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#92143 - 03/08/08 09:35 AM Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle...
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So, I was working on a new quilt and I found it to be much more tedious than originally expected. This was frustrating me to no end, as I couldn't figure out a way to keep the insulation flat. It just kept getting all messed up and clumpy.

I found my problem, so now what should I do?


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#92144 - 03/08/08 10:53 AM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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You got the wrong model insulation flattener, you should go back to Return Everything Immdiately and insist on the cooler flatter model.

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#92145 - 03/08/08 11:07 AM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: phat]
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I didn't know they came in the same color! That's too bad... Mine were sold as-is and are non-refundable. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#92146 - 03/08/08 01:45 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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MODERATOR: Please re-list this under "dog fur as insulation" . <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#92147 - 03/08/08 01:57 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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How could a person get ticked when they look at you like that? Cute little fuzzbutts...

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#92148 - 03/09/08 10:32 AM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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You could try this type:

Or the smaller female version...
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#92149 - 03/09/08 04:37 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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Looks like you need two little quilts. At least all they did was frumple the fabric.

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#92150 - 03/09/08 04:39 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: hootyhoo]
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Darn it I hit enter too soon -

I had a question to go with my comment

Where did you get the insulation? It appears to be quilted. Got any closer ups of that stuff?

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#92151 - 03/12/08 11:22 AM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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At least you don't have these two overfed fleabags:



I spend a portion of every day beating them out of my work area <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#92152 - 03/12/08 04:11 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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Looks like they made their own quilt! Or maybe you could make them part of the quilt. Little pockets for em. Do you take them with you in the back country? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#92153 - 03/12/08 07:01 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: hootyhoo]
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It's just el-cheapo Walmart batting. They carry a couple brands, but I opted for the cheapest which was the Morning Glory brand (High Loft). In all, it's 100% polyester and weighs about 2.7oz a square yard for every 1/2" of thickness. You purchase the rolls of insulation by bed size, so a king size roll ($10.97) measures about 110"x110" and weighs in at 25.4oz. It's not the lightest, but it does work <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />.

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#92154 - 03/12/08 07:03 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: chaz]
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I'd like to, but I don't think they would do very well in the backcountry. A squirrel could eat one of them!

Eric

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#92155 - 03/12/08 08:26 PM Re: Batting [Re: EricKingston]
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http://www.warmcompany.com/ I love this companies products (more for quilting than say outdoors). All made in the US as well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#92156 - 03/13/08 07:25 AM el-cheapo- effectiveness [Re: EricKingston]
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Eric-
Is this quilt for backpacking or home use? Have you used the batting before for outdoor projects?

I bought some 1" loft stuff (~6 oz/yd2) and was going to use it for practice before buying some Climashield or some other insulation. I've got my pieces cut and ready to sew, but I'm curious how usable this practice piece will be. Any idea on temperature range?

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#92157 - 03/13/08 06:57 PM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: EricKingston]
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Heh I think that's the El-cheapo crap I got at wal mart for my deconstructed hammock underquilt - I just hacked it into a phat-butt hammock shape, stuff it in a compression sack,
and stick it between my silponcho and my hammock bottom. eventually I might aquire
some more high tech insulation to do it with , but this works.
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#92158 - 03/14/08 08:07 AM multi use- cool [Re: phat]
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Phat-
Original use of the poncho to make it multi-use...nice.

How has the insulation held up to the packing/unpacking process? Any tears or significant loss of loft? Again, expectations are low, but just trying to get an idea of how well it will hold up.

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#92159 - 03/14/08 10:13 AM Re: multi use- cool [Re: BrianKelly]
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It munges around a bit, and a halfarsed fluff it out with my hands every time I unstuff it. After 3-4 trips using it like this in the cool, it's not pretty like "sit it under Eric's dogs for a picture that says <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />AWWWW <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> " It now looks more like a ratty piece of teddy bear innards.. - however it is still functionally fine. and
keeps my bum warm <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#92160 - 03/15/08 03:32 AM Re: Project frutstration reaches a new pinnacle... [Re: phat]
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Sounds like you use your silponcho and the el-cheapo batting in a way like the "Garlington Insulator"? I have rigged up my poncho in this fashion too, I haven't added any additional insulation yet. (Still haven't taken out the pad from inside the hammock to test it out yet).
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