The Improved Costco Underquilt.

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The Improved Costco Underquilt.

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Post by sarge » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:49 am

We're going to address the major drawback to the Costco Down Throw Blanket: its sewn thru construction. We're going to use additional fabric and a differential cut. We're going to start thinking about this blanket not as a quilt, but as a sheet of insulation. The goal is to emphasize its advantages and minimize its drawbacks to achieve the construction of an underquilt with 3" of loft for under $80.00.

There seems to be a lot of folks going to a lot of work removing stitching from the Costco quilt in an effort to increase loft and being dissapointed with the results. Here I explain why that happens and how to fix the problem with a lot less work. I also show off a pattern made for HammockHangers.net by RSBTR's Outdoor Ink.

Here's the link to the DIY Gear Supply pattern for the Insultex Underquilt: http://diygearsupply.com/wp-content/upl ... lowres.jpg

Here's another from Gear Report: http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-a-di ... mping-myog

The camoflage generator Scuba used to design the camo pattern is here: http://www.happyponyland.net/camogen.php


This is Part 1. Part 2 will be posted below this in a few days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8VfiT6BnTI


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Re: The Improved Costco Underquilt.

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Post by bodhran4me » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:17 am

Once again,
Sarge is The Man
With a Sewing Plan !


I like where this is headed. I had been wondering how to offset the baffles to eliminate the sewn through issue, and then here comes Sarge!

Thanks for another great tutorial.

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Re: The Improved Costco Underquilt.

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Post by sarge » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:37 am

bodhran4me wrote:Once again,
Sarge is The Man
With a Sewing Plan !


I like where this is headed. I had been wondering how to offset the baffles to eliminate the sewn through issue, and then here comes Sarge!

Thanks for another great tutorial.
Thanks for watching!

I see a lot of folks going to a lot of trouble removing stitching to get 2-3" of loft only to complain that they can't get below 40 because of the sewn thru stitch lines. I also see folks doing "faux baffles" by removing a row of stitching, then folding them over about an inch on the remaining stitches to remove the sewn thru problem, and create a differential at the same time. That method has promise and should work OK, but for an extra twenny bux and half as much time and effort, you can get a longer quilt with the same result, and for twenny bux more you can get about 3" of loft and get down to below 30.
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Re: The Improved Costco Underquilt.

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Post by Scuba » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:49 am

To give credit where credit us due, the camo pattern was created by me AND Randy at DreamHammock, his daughter then generated the vector file, and Justin did the watermarking.
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