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Initial K Studio

Initial K Studio

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Your grandmother’s favorite hobby is officially hip. Initial K Studios is ushering in a new generation of quilters with a collection of bold, graphic quilts for the modern home.

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- I think most people associate quilting with their grandmothers or their great-aunts. When I started getting into quilting a lot of older women were very excited that there was a younger generation that was actually taking charge and having interest in it because there was concern I think about 20 years ago that it was going to die out because the modern quilting movement hadn't started yet. I think with my design aesthetic I wanted to create heirloom quality quilts that had a modern feel to it for clients who normally wouldn't go for a quilt. Very modern to use solid colors. Lots of white space and try and keep it as minimal as possible. My name is Kristi Schroeder and I'm the owner and designer of Initial K Studio. I wanted to work with my hands instead of sitting in front of a computer all day. I was a graphic designer incorporate for about 12 years. I was getting super burned out. And I decided to quit my full time job. I had been quilting and sewing and I had picked it up years prior. So, the first month of not working I was at my sewing machine all the time. I started making my own designs because I couldn't find any quilt patterns out there that I liked. With my graphic design skills I knew that I could launch my own pattern design business. We're looking at it differently. We have different design aesthetics. And I think overall people in the industry are super excited about it. The cascade quilt came about because I had a friend of mine who earned a fabric shop, a wholesale fabric company who had just released their 32 new solid colors. She had all these bulks of beautiful fabric and she wanted to showcase them in a way that would appeal to quilters to come in and buy the fabric. And so, she approached me and said, "Do you wanna put a design together and make a quilt?" I was like, "Sure, that sounds like a great design challenge." The cascade quilt starts with I get the fabric, layout the fabric and I cut everything based in groups because of the movement of the cascade quilt. Then I have to move to my ironing board and I'll iron some guidelines for me. And then I go to my sewing machine and I start piecing the strips together. And I use a binding method which is what every quilter uses when they're binding their quilt and how they attach the strips together. So, I keep the piecing very minimal and very easy so the beginner wants to try and make the pattern they can. Once the quiltop comes together then I get batting and I lay the batting on the floor and then I'll put the quiltop over it and then I'll have to spray the batting with some basing spray. So, the quiltop will adhere to the batting and then I flip it over and then I put the backing on the batting, so you have three pieces together. You've got the back, the quilt batting and then you've got the quiltop. And then I go back to my machine and I start quilting it. After that's finished I'll trim the quilt and then I put the binding on. When a customer buys my product I hope that they love the quilt as much as I do. What I love about quilts is that they can be used in a variety of different ways. You know, my clients some us them for accent pieces in their living room, others have their quilts in their bedroom, other clients use them in their nurseries and for me it really means a lot to me when I know that my quilts are being used on a daily basis.

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