Customer Project: Underquilt
by Jake Williams
This is a recent underquilt project that I put together. After looking at my options online, I found that I could make my own quilt of similar or better quality for a much better price. I enjoy sewing and thinking through projects like this, so it was fun to put together. I used a number of online resources and youtube videos to come up with my construction methods.
All materials came from RBTR and I feel very good about the quality. Ordering and shipping was no hassle and everything arrived in great condition.
Gutermann Mara 70 thread, Vader Blue: 1 roll
0.67 oz Noseeum Baffle Material 2.5”: 50 ft.
HyperDry 800 FP Duck Down: 12oz
1.0 oz HyperD diamond ripstop nylon (outer): 3yd
0.66 oz Membrane 10 taffecta nylon (inner): 3yd
How do I make it?
I used the Catsplat calculator (found on Hammock Forums) to figure out the baffle dimensions. Then I marked everything out with a grease pencil before sewing anything. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of really big tables at work, so that helped. I then sewed the baffles onto the interior side before doing the exterior. I found that it helped to have a bunch of binder clips so I could roll the sides up and run them through the sewing machine much easier. I packed in about 11oz of down. All in all I'm very happy with the result and I can't wait to get out camping!
Thanks for checking it out,