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Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby wicksey » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 6:06 pm

Just a query to the eastern state fraternity..

I noticed on the Reddit ultralight page, a few people are going crazy about this USD$20 packable down throws and turning them into MYOG Quilts.

Is this something that is stocked at Costco in the eastern states? I'd be keen to try converting one.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Thu 25 Aug, 2016 9:22 pm

Definitely not stocked at the Docklands warehouse.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 26 Aug, 2016 8:59 am

Have not come across them in Costco's Auburn store yet. Maybe coming to downunder for the next season. I note that they now have landed their casket product line here.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby MikeB62 » Sat 22 Apr, 2017 3:21 pm

These are now at Auburn Costco. $30. 152x177cm, 460grams. I grabbed some yesterday and took this photo.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Mickl » Sun 23 Apr, 2017 11:41 pm

Saw these in Adelaide Costco today as well for $29.90. There on a stand just inside the door as you enter....
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Thu 27 Apr, 2017 2:29 pm

Lots of stock at the Docklands warehouse. Grabbed a red one (though my wife has informed it's magenta). They are over near the bedding, not really where you might expect.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 27 Apr, 2017 2:53 pm

That is actually a reasonable price as they are $19.90- in the US at the moment. Finally a reason to get a CostCo membership
Anybody else see some MYOG project in the future?
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Mickl » Fri 28 Apr, 2017 11:59 pm

Might be cheaper to get someone to post you one Moondog and save yourself the membership fee! There is a good you tube video where a guy makes an underquilt out of one.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 12:03 am

MD I can grab you one next week if you like.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 12:06 am

I can't afford it for a month and I need 4 of them
I have a GPS to pay for first, not allowed to get whited out again
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 12:15 am

No problem. Feel free to give me a shout when you're ready. I work in Footscray so can easily nip down to Costco in my lunch break.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 3:12 am

Thanx but it is only a 45 minute drive from here
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 6:44 am

45 minutes plus $60 membership fee

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 8:18 am

Do they really check ID on entering? I was going to use my sisters
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 11:47 am

It's verified at the checkout

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby rurik » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 1:17 pm

They are pretty fussy as their business model depends on it. The idea is that the person has a buy in or investment in the experience before they they make their first purchess


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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 1:19 pm

rurik wrote:They are pretty fussy as their business model depends on it. The idea is that the person has a buy in or investment in the experience before they they make their first purchess


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I work for a major supplier to Costco. They actually make more revenue from memberships than retail margins.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 1:23 pm

Strider wrote:It's verified at the checkout

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Damn I don't look anything like my sister, I think the moustache is a giveaway
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby rurik » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 2:03 pm

Strider wrote:
rurik wrote:They are pretty fussy as their business model depends on it. The idea is that the person has a buy in or investment in the experience before they they make their first purchess


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I work for a major supplier to Costco. They actually make more revenue from memberships than retail margins.

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I don't doubt that given how small their margins are but the whole membership thing is about people being happy with spending money. If you sit there and watch people's faces they are happy with the money they spend at Costco. Even when their bill is a lot higher than expected. People are spending money to save money and so they want to be happy about it.


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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 6:06 pm

Started removing the horizontal stitching this afternoon to allow better loft, release any down trapped under the stitching and reduce sewn through cold spots. Next step will be to install a short zip to form a footbox which will be cinched using a drawcord. I will also install another drawcord at the head end.

Plan is to use this as a stand alone summer quilt, as a booster for myself over my Enlightened Rev 20F for winter use, or over kids sleeping bags if required. Keeping things simple with my first project by not reducing width or creating any taper.Image

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Bill P » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi, Could someone advise the weight of these quilts please?

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 10:05 pm

Bill P wrote:Hi, Could someone advise the weight of these quilts please?

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Mine weighs 442g. Fill weight is supposedly around 200g, 700 loft duck down. Estimated standalone temperature limit approx 10°C.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby kitty » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 10:08 pm

What lower temperature would you use this down to Strider?
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 10:11 pm

kitty wrote:What lower temperature would you use this down to Strider?

From my research over the last couple of days people in the US are pushing them down to around 10°C with a light baselayer, but they are probably a bit more cold tolerant than us here in Aus. I'll use it in summer as a standalone, or in winter to supplement my EE Rev 20F (hence keeping the standard width of 60" to fit over the EE at 54").

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 10:15 pm

A short zip and drawcords top and bottom should make it quite functional. Considering also adding flat buckles to fasten down to my mat but I'll see how it all fits first.Image

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby kitty » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 9:23 am

Keep us posted on your project. We will need a field report too :)
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 11:27 am

I'll place an order with Tier Gear for the hardware today. Hopefully I can get put it together in time for next weekend.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 12:25 pm

Removing the secondary baffle stitching really seem to have improved the loft by quite a bit. I had not considered doing so but I may now. Was it really tedious>?
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 2:09 pm

Not too tedious MD. Unpicked it all in 50mm sections. Took me 2-3 hours I guess. The hardest part was deciding whether to keep vertical or horizontal channels!

I've seen videos on Youtube where guys have unpicked whole square lengths at a time but mine seemed to have too much stitch tension to do that much.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby north-north-west » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 2:34 pm

Strider wrote:A short zip and drawcords top and bottom should make it quite functional. Considering also adding flat buckles to fasten down to my mat but I'll see how it all fits first.Image


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