"Kat Bytes"
a monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #188  March 2021 
Hello and Welcome!
Thanks so much for choosing to open our Newsletter today!  I want you to know that I'm feeling hopeful today, if for no other reason than that I feel like I need to be. I hope you're doing well out there and I hope you find your reason to hope today as well!  Now let's get started! Laughing
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March 2021 "Eye Candy"
It’s time for your monthly treat for the eyes & here’s the deal…this month's selection of bags is REALLY lovely, in fact... they're all GORGEOUS! And for the first time in over 2 years, this is a "slingAlong-less" post! Imagine that? ALL of the bags pictured below have been shared recently on either our FaceBook business page, our Instagram feed or on our Group page on FaceBook
(For LARGER images: Click on each individual pic)
Here’s the Wrapsody Brianna Harding created for her daughter out of scraps from her stash! Brianna said that she enjoyed making this bag so much that she plans on making another one for her aunt!

This is LeAnn Dority‘s very 1st Baggalista,
I love the fabrics that LeAnn chose, particularly for the Flap.
Vicki Mangum actually put this Flaptastic WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS because she stored them in a “safe place” and couldn’t find them! Pretty fantastic right?

Ray McCoy decided to close out 2020 with an excellent Quattro using his absolutely favorite OKLAHOMA fabric! This bag is destined for his daughter!

Is this not the cutest Go-Go Compact you’ve ever seen? Georgia Segura's fussy cutting is PERFECT, and the construction is impeccable!

 Vicki Mangum used Paula Nadelstern fabrics for twin Flaptastics! while they look like twins, they aren’t quite the same (both amazing!)
Ray McCoy changed up the two contrasting fabrics for this Flaptastic to create a slightly different look. (Ray is getting to become known for his use of this Oklahoma fabric, no?)
And the 1st time I saw this yummy HipBag Hybrid by Sharon Seasons was when I was tagged on Instagram. It’s so beautiful and I totally LOVE the patterned black bias trim!
And for this Wrapsody, Brianna Harding
said that her aunt picked out the batik fabrics
that she used and the result is simply perfection!
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Some Good Reading!
And now... We dug DEEP into the Archives for this "Oldie but Goodie"!
For your Viewing Pleasure-
This is such a sweet video! Click HERE to watch and enjoy this cat putting herself to bed with her favorite stuffed toy companion!
Finally in Stock on our Website- Watermelon Fabric Kits
We've finally received stock on two of the FUN fabrics we used to create the "watermelon" version of the Gemini FlightBag you see displayed at right. The kit contains 1/2 yard of each fabric which is all the exterior fabric you'll need to recreate this look!
For a closer look and to pick up a fabric kit for yourself while they last, just click HERE!
Quote of the Month-
This resonated with me of late!  Frown
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As the vaccine rollout has expanded to more people around the country, vaccine selfies have spread across social networks and chat apps. Whether they're taken at the time of the shot, on the car ride home or in front of an official banner at a vaccine site, people are celebrating and broadcasting that they're doing their part to help stop the spread of the virus.
Click {HERE} to read more!
As Funny As Real Life-
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NEW from StudioKat Designs- the Gemini FlightBag
The Gemini FlightBag pattern and webpage have FINALLY been released! For more pictures just click HERE .
PLUS--- If you type this discount code -NLSY26GEM-
into the coupon code box at checkout, you'll get $3.99 off the retail price of the Gemini FlightBag  pattern!
BUT DON'T DELAY!! This coupon will expire at 11:59pm Monday night, 3/15/21.
Need the Notions Kit?
Why drive all over town looking for notions & other supplies in the middle of a pandemic? We can easily slip a prepackaged Gemini FlightBag Notions Kit in with your pattern order AND at a nifty discounted price too! Click HERE to check it out!  
PS- You'll be able to choose your hardware color & zipper style!
A NEW Interfacing in our Shop- WovenFuse2
Have you tried WovenFuse2 yet? It's a brand new interfacing from Australia and its PURRfect for bags! We actually tried WovenFuse2 for ourselves in the process of designing the   Gemini FlightBag and totally fell in love with it!   
Just click HERE to read so much more about this awesome new product and click HERE to pick up some for yourself and YOUR next project!
(But don't worry, other interfacings will work for this new design)
For a lesson in euphoria, look no further than a house cat twined around a twig of silver vine. When offered a snipping of the plant, which contains chemicals similar to the ones found in catnip, most felines will purr, drool and smoosh their faces into its intoxicating leaves and stems, then zonk out in a state of catatonic bliss.
But the ecstatic rush might not be the only reason felines flock to these plants, new research suggests.
Click HERE to read more!
Here's Our Upcoming Show Schedule (we hope!):
A Mountain Quilt Festival - May 5-8, 2021 - Pigeon Forge, TN
International Fall Quilt Market 2021- Oct 23-25, 2021 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Festival 2021
- Oct 28-31, 2021 - Houston, TX
  Road to California 2022 - Jan 20-23, 2022  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2022 - Feb 24-27, 2022 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2022 - April 20-23, 2022 - Paducah KY 
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So bye for now & until the end of the month in KatBits!  
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PS- Join the March 2021 FabShopHop!

Come FabShop Hop with us for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Read the How to Hop guidelines and the Rules of the Game then click HERE for the List of Shops.
Psst! We're on the list! Wink
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