Costco Down Throw Quilts

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 3:57 pm

I forgot about your obsession with red things NNW :)

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby michael_p » Sun 14 May, 2017 12:15 pm

I got one from the Auburn store. Not bad for $30. I can see why people unpick the cross stitching, a lot of loft is lost with all those extra stitches.

A friend of mine couldn't find any at the Casula store.

Another friend is going to purchase a few to use as travel blankets for plane trips.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby wicksey » Sun 14 May, 2017 5:49 pm

Wow, just came back to this thread, glad they made it to Au. If anyone can help me out by sending one to WA for me, please PM.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby whitefang » Thu 18 May, 2017 9:18 pm

Got myself one yesterday to try out. I haven't unpicked any of the horizontal stitches and I'm not sure if I will, but I sewed in a footbox. I might add some snap closures at the top and a draw cord to secure it around my neck better depending on how it goes when I test it.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby michael_p » Fri 19 May, 2017 12:07 pm

Had a closer look at my quilt last night. I think I will unpick the stitching as the one I got has a very uneven distribution of down. One corner has virtually nothing in it, whilst other squares seem to have too much.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby michael_p » Sun 21 May, 2017 6:49 pm

Spent some hours last night unpicking every second row of stitches across the quilt. It was worth the effort as the amount of extra loft is significant.

Considering doing more unpicking to create zones ie.torso, legs and feet.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby whitefang » Sun 21 May, 2017 8:26 pm

I ended up unpicking all of the horizontal seams on mine. It really increases the loft. In addition to this I added two strips of velcro above the footbox so that I can secure the back of it around my body and I added a draw cord at the neck. Final weight in the stuff sack is 463g.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Watertank » Sun 21 May, 2017 8:56 pm

Any idea if these are still available at the Melbourne Docklands store?
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Watertank » Mon 22 May, 2017 10:19 pm

The answer to my question is yes, they had 342 in stock this morning, now less 2 that I bought.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Lizzy » Tue 23 May, 2017 12:57 pm

They had them at the Casula/NSW store too
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Tue 23 May, 2017 4:59 pm

Strider, Costco better allocate a special shelf for your MYOG modification. Nice job!
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Tue 23 May, 2017 6:57 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Strider, Costco better allocate a special shelf for your MYOG modification. Nice job!

I actually haven't made a start on it yet. I do have the hardware from Simon though. Maybe this weekend if I have time.

It did get a run regardless a couple of weeks ago by my 4 year old son. Used as an open blanket on top of a Macpac Escapade 700 (2C EN comfort rated) and he was very warm down to nearly freezing with a Prolite 3 underneath.

I'll give it a go as a standalone quilt myself once the weather warms up again.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Tue 23 May, 2017 7:15 pm

Sounds like I'll need to remember to pick one up next time, before they run out.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby McNazgul » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 10:18 am

Does anyone know if the Canberra store has these in stock?
Making the trip there on Monday.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 12:51 pm

Auburn seemed to no longer stick it as of last week.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby michael_p » Mon 05 Jun, 2017 10:57 am

GPSGuided wrote:Auburn seemed to no longer stick it as of last week.

I can confirm they are available at Casula and they had several cartons of them. They are next to the ski gloves.

Maybe they moved the remaining stock from Auburn to Casula.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 05 Jun, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks Michael. I should check again on my next visit as I don't think I paid much attention to the ski gears area. See my luck...
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby rurik » Mon 05 Jun, 2017 12:51 pm

McNazgul wrote:Does anyone know if the Canberra store has these in stock?
Making the trip there on Monday.


They had them last time I was there


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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby McNazgul » Sat 10 Jun, 2017 1:15 pm

confirmed. canberra store has them. bought 4 lol
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 10 Jun, 2017 10:46 pm

Docklands warehouse still has heaps in stock too

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Stevestribe » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 1:07 pm

Are they still available in Vic


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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 1:09 pm

Definitely no longer there in Auburn.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 1:27 pm

Docklands still had heaps when I dropped by a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Stevestribe » Fri 23 Jun, 2017 6:55 am

Strider wrote:Docklands still had heaps when I dropped by a couple of weeks ago.


Docklands sounds good, may have to drop in and have a sqiz.


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Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:39 am

Ok, finally found it at Auburn. Saw a customer at the check-out with two and asked where she picked it up. Apparently the store placed them amongst all the other beddings than with winter sports gears. Plenty left.

The only early comment is, the stuff sac is a big generous. Could squeeze it a lot tighter.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 8:15 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

Mine is the same colour. A question, was any reason why you chose to have the shinny side facing out? For heat reflection, would it be 'more' logical to have it reflect towards the inner? Or did you think it's more stain resistant?
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby Strider » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 11:41 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
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

Mine is the same colour. A question, was any reason why you chose to have the shinny side facing out? For heat reflection, would it be 'more' logical to have it reflect towards the inner? Or did you think it's more stain resistant?

Its the same fabric on both sides, just different colours. I havent put it together yet but aesthetically I do prefer shiney side out.

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 12:32 am

I'd agree from aesthetics POV.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby jimmeyer176 » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 3:37 pm

If anyone is willing to pick one of these up for me I would be grateful and happy to throw you an extra $20+ shipping, I'm in Sydney
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Postby jimmeyer176 » Sat 01 Jul, 2017 7:17 pm

Got a line on one, thanks anyway
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