MYOG DIY Down Top Quilt Tutorial video series

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Lempo, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Lempo

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  2. Meadows

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    I've had stuff to make a top quilt for a couple of years but time and procrastination has resulted in nothing achieved.

    My sticking point was the footbox, so still looking for a tutorial or such for a closed fb attachment that's not sewn through....that I can understand
  3. Lempo

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    I haven't made any, but I'd imagine they're something like this:

    Imagine two bags, one smaller other larger, one inside the other and the only connecting bit is the noseeum mesh from sewn on the inner bag and on the outer outer bag.
  4. Enzo

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    I do it by using a for me 4m length of 10d fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and tape to the floor with edges together accurately. Cut out the taper you want.
    Hem the whole thing then starting from the fold see your noseeum to one side. Then starting from the fold again see to the other side. See the hem together up one side and stuff the down the other side. I leave 80mm between the baffles and hem, alloweyou to move down about after you deal it up.

    https://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/quilt-design.3243/#post-63518

    Can't find any pics of the last one I made. I like it.
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  5. Meadows

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    Thanks, it's the (seemingly to me) complicated closed footbox order, sewn inside/outside etc. I'll get there in the end no doubt.
  6. Enzo

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    Not sure if that's a reply to me, but when I've made closed foot boxes I've just cut two footbox shaped bits of fabric, hemmed and baffled as usual and then just sewn to the end of the quilt in such a way there isn't a gap without down. I'd put the fold in the quilt at the head end do there isn't a seam to annoy your neck and it makes s convenient channel for a cinch cord. Channel Sewn back down over the outer fabric so it's cushoned.
    Trick is to measure accurately so the foot panel and quilt end fit well.

    Personally I prefer cinch foot boxes as I like to be able to vent my feet if it gets warm.
    Horses for courses of course.

    In hindsight I'd recommend making a sewn through bag first, massively less work.
    Having somewhere you can tape fabric down and mark parallel lines with a chalk pencil really helps.
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