my climashield apex 133 quilt

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shutupthepunx
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my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by shutupthepunx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:28 pm

spent 14hrs on saturday making this....

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comes in at 572grams and cost about 65euro. should be good to 5°.

bought everything from adventurexpert, apart from fabric, which was extremtextil.

fabric at adventure expert was 22g a square m but was pretty much costing 50euro for fabric alone so i went with so 55g/sm stuff from extreme costing 25euro including delivery.

really happy with this. coulda shaved more weight off, but didnt think the upgrade was worth the money. everythings a balance innit.

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 pm

Very nice. I made a blanket with Apex in it, 'tis good stuff.
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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by Lazarus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Impressive work there is there an online guide or video or some such you followed as I am interested in making one as well.
How much skill is required to make one ?
Ta

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by shutupthepunx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am

Lazarus wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Impressive work there is there an online guide or video or some such you followed as I am interested in making one as well.
How much skill is required to make one ?
Ta
i looked around at a few different things and then sorta mushed them all together into what i wanted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be4ciUndiBg this video was helpful

as was this pdf for measurements/pattern https://kringlelight.files.wordpress.co ... _guide.pdf

and i didnt us this but it kinda sums up the quilt making process in a simple image...
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skill wise its hard to say. ive previously made a waistcoat, shirt, skirt, toolroll, feed bag, plenty of pouches and some other bits and bats. all of which really helped me when it came to this project i imagine.

theres nothing complex about making the quilt. i could just imagine it being very frustrating if you don't already know what your (sorta) doing with a sewing machine. give it a go!

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by Lazarus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:18 pm

ve previously made a waistcoat, shirt, skirt, toolroll,
Interesting look you are rocking there :lol:

Cheers shame i wont be able to get it all during lockdown but its a massive saving on buying one

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by oreocereus » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:34 pm

Nice work. AdventureExpert are really friendly and helpful. We made a couple of quilts late last year, and were on a tight budget - ran into the same trouble of their nice 10d tafetta being quite pricey. They were really helpful and tracked down some seconds and offcuts of both their apex and 10d that weren't listed on the site. One of the seconds was big enough for my full quilt, my partner just had to hand sew two pieces together for hers - saved about 40% of the cost on insulation, about 20% on the liner. In general they were really supportive with loads of my inane questions that come from having minimal sewing experience.
Lazarus wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Impressive work there is there an online guide or video or some such you followed as I am interested in making one as well.
How much skill is required to make one ?
Ta
My first (and so far only) sewing project was an Apex quilt. It's pretty easy, the only real trouble I ran into was not understanding sewing machines enough to diagnose problems when it was playing up. If you can get the help of someone who has some sewing experience, it'll help a lot. If you're just doing a simple design, it's a pretty simple project, as long as you take it nice and slow.

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by Lazarus » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:39 pm

thankfully Mrs Lazarus can sew and has a machine so is happy* to do this

* well she agreed so i will take it as that - to be fair she will make two as she is a proper cyclist and does bikepacking.

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Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Post by oreocereus » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:55 am

FYI adventure expert have some seconds of the excellent 10d taffeta at a decent price + are doing a 10% of sale.

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