DIY Apex UQ Part 3

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DIY Apex UQ Part 3

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Post by V_Allen » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:55 am

Nearly done now. You did remember that gap I hope.
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Now that the sewing is done, Reach into that gap (between the 2 ripstop layers) and grab the opposite end. Very gently pull the quilt inside out. If you've made a mistake, now is when you'll see it.
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Ok we're done. Sew the small gap shut, add your suspension and hang it under your hammock.
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Post by DuxDawg » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:21 am

Sweet! Thank you.
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Post by V_Allen » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:31 am

Your quite welcome, DuxDawg!
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Post by DuxDawg » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:18 pm

By the way, very timely posts, at least for me. While I have been looking at several other DIY UQ tutorials, this one was the icing on the cake. Just in time! Received the email updates from USPS a few moments ago and all the stuff I ordered to DIY an UQ will arrive tomorrow. :D
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Post by V_Allen » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:48 am

Yes, I knew. Thats why I posted. :lol: There was a mild disturbance in the hammock force.
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Post by gmcpcs » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:21 am

Thank you for posting a really great tutorial! The photos are easy to follow. I will need to check into making me one of these. I have a nice full length down, but I think I need to try a three quarters length of this synthetic.

Keep up with the DIY tutorials!

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Post by V_Allen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:36 am

gmcpcs wrote:Thank you for posting a really great tutorial! The photos are easy to follow. I will need to check into making me one of these. I have a nice full length down, but I think I need to try a three quarters length of this synthetic.

Keep up with the DIY tutorials!

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Thanks gmcpcs! I have lots of diy/how to projects to post. I can post how to make a down UQ next, I guess. I put away all my down quilts when the Climashield Apex came out. Plus apex is way cheaper than down - like 1/4 the cost - also works when wet. Doesn't pack down to the size down can get to, but it's getting close. I'm looking at making an Apex peapod when I get the time. Winters getting close!
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Post by gmcpcs » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:56 pm

I used a shell that was custom made by Dave at underquilts.com for mine. He took some ATACS-FG fabric and built me a shell that I just filled and sewed the ends...

I need to get the picture size thing figured out, I have some "down gathering" photos of that process that are pretty good.

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Post by V_Allen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:26 pm

gmcpcs wrote:I used a shell that was custom made by Dave at underquilts.com for mine. He took some ATACS-FG fabric and built me a shell that I just filled and sewed the ends...

I need to get the picture size thing figured out, I have some "down gathering" photos of that process that are pretty good.

Take it easy,
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I once thought of making shells for down UQ's, but making them is a pain. I dont mind the odd one here and there, but most people don't know the detail that goes into making one or the shear amount of sewing time. I can make 3 Apex quilts in the time to make 1 down one. Don't get me wrong - I love down for its insulating qualities and the treatments for waterproofing are great, but (I keep saying that word) unless you buy in large bulk or know someone, down is just too expensive for me.

For pictures just resize to 600x400 and you'll be fine. I use Photoscape for all my resizing/editing (its free!).

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