Contents
  Pg 1: How does the quilt work?
     Why not use a sleeping bag?
     History
     Background
     Uses
  Pg 2: Quilt Features
     Foot Pocket
     Gorget
     Draft Stopper
     SplitZip
  Pg 3: Adjustable Warmth
  Pg 4: Contents of our Quilt Kit
     Clear instructions
     Fabrics
     Fabric Colors
     Insulation
  Pg 5: History
  Pg 6: Sewing the Quilt Kit
     How long does the sewing take?
     What type of sewing machine?
     Thread Pro
  Pg 7: Kit Advantages
  Pg 8: Custom Sizing
  Pg 9: Weights
  Pg 10: Handling
     Unpacking
     Washing
     Durability
  Pg 11: Quilt Stuffed Size
     Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit
  Pg 12: Quilt and Tarp Work Together
  Pg 13: More Than One
  Pg 14: Questions and Answers
  Pg 15: Feedback
  Pg 16: Weight vs Warmth
  Pg 17: Goose Down
  Pg 18: Xtra-Layer
  Pg 19: Sewing the foot pocket
  Pg 20: A Ray-Way Hand-Sewn Quilt
  Pg 20: The 1P Extra-Wide Option

The Ray-Way Quilt Kit

Make Your Own Camping Quilt!

Ray-Way Products

Ray & Jenny Jardine

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Pg 6: Sewing the Quilt Kit


The ray-way Quilt Kit is a very straightforward project, even for someone with little sewing experience. The continuous filament insulation is easy to work with, compared with goose down, and the type of seams used are very simple. Yet the finished quilt will out-perform even the most expensive and complex sleeping bag. It will keep you just as warm, and will save you money. You can easily customize your quilt for a perfect fit, something not possible with store-bought gear. And like any item you make yourself, it will free you of the usual dependence on commercially manufactured items and their glossy magazine hype. Making it yourself is all about freedom and independence, and as many home sewing enthusiasts would likely affirm, the results will be something you can be truly proud of.

How long does the sewing take?

We have designed our quilt kits for ease of construction. Novices at our sewing classes typically made their quilts in five to eight hours. You can complete your quilt in a single session, or spread it out over several relaxing evenings. Either way, every minute spent on your quilt is quality time invested in yourself and your future outings and adventures.

What type of sewing machine?

Our quilt kits use very lightweight materials that are easily sewn. The sewing machine need not be robust.

Our quilt kits require only a straight stitch and a reversing lever which virtually all sewing machines have. Special types of stitches, including the zigzag, are not used on our quilts.

Thread Pro

For your sewing convenience we recommend using our Thread Pro. This thread is easier to use; it does not skip, it leaves very little lint in your sewing machine and therefore your machine will need less frequent cleaning and fewer adjustments. Our thread produces superior results, so your sewing will look more professionally done. This thread is not included in our kits, but is a separate item listed on our Order Form.


Ray-Way alpine quilt sewn by Magnus O., U.K.

photo

Ruedi Anneler, Switzerland

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