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post #21 of 27

Hi,

Thanks for the directions!

 

I've actually kind of perfected a kind of one-woman assembly-line technique with separating the pods, seeds and floss.  I'll give the seeds to the Suzuki Foundation initiative, the pods go in the compost and I'm saving the floss.

 

However, I really need to know how much down/floss might be needed, either by weight or "packed" volume ... I could say I have enough floss for a decent pillow, but I've no idea about doing a quilt/duvet ...

 

And I wondered if anyone who's handled down (probably comparable in terms of fly-away-ness) might be able to offer suggestions for the actual stuffing operation, to keep the whole house from becoming infiltrated!

 

It's not a subject I've found resources for on the net!  In fact, searching down led me to this forum!

 

TIA for any suggestions anyone might be able to offer!

 

<sigh> At least every couple of months still it crosses my mind to pick the phone up to call my mother, who passed on more than a decade ago.  She was the go-to person for all manner of practical lifeskills.

 

<LOL> And she'd have known how many ducks or chickens or geese it'd take to make a pillow *or* a feather bed.

post #22 of 27
Bet it's in the Foxfire books.
post #23 of 27
And I'd do it outside!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by napdognewfie View Post

And I'd do it outside!

Wise, very wise. 

post #25 of 27

Its a good informative and supportive site.

Terry waterproof Mattress Protector
post #26 of 27







Soo... still a little confused on what my duckling Dusty will be. Any thoughts?
post #27 of 27
Maybe a rouen????
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