Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt

by Brett

This was my first down project, so I was pretty intimidated by the whole process at first. But thankfully, there is a TON of really good instruction out there and I was able use the tips and processes that I thought would work best for what I wanted.

It really was easier than it looks. I decided on the karo step baffling, partly because I didn't want to have to weigh/divvy up the down, and because I liked the idea of being able to shift the down around when/if needed.

I used 16 oz. of 850-fill down and ended up with around 3" of loft in the quilt. I'm hoping it'll get me down to around 20 degrees, but I'll have to wait until it cools down to see if that's accurate.

Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt
Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt
Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt
Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt
Customer Project: 1.0 HyperD Down Top Quilt

Materials

- 50 Feet of 2.5" 0.67 oz Noseeum Baffle material. With seam allowance, this ended up creating 2" baffles. With overstuff, I think I've got close to 3" of loft

- 3 Yards of 1.0 oz Calendared HyperD diamond ripstop nylon - Moroccan Blue

- 3 Yards of 1.0 oz Calendared HyperD diamond ripstop nylon - Charcoal Gray

- 4 Low-Profile Center Push Buckles3/4"

- 1/16" Shock Cord for neck and foot box

-16oz 850-fill down

-Guttermann MARA 70 thread
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How do I make it?

Since there are so many detailed instructions available out on the web, I'm not going to go into too much on the steps I used. But I will say that any extra time you spend in the planning phase will likely pay off when you start putting things together. 

If you have a good plan on paper, the layout, sewing, and stuffing ends up being kind of a fun challenge. 

My next project will be a lighter, warmer quilt using 10d fabric, 1" baffles, and less down.