"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #164 -March 2019
 So... here we are fresh from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival which means that once again we're scrambling and playing catch up! Actually, it seems like we've been running for the last 6 months and I'm looking forward to some serious & prolonged "Me" time in my studio for the next few weeks! Can you relate?
So... thanks for checking in with us this month, and while you get started on this month's edition I'll get back to work!  Enjoy!
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March 2019 "Eye Candy"
The bags you see below are among those that customers have shared recently on either our FaceBook business page, our Instagram feed or on our Group page on FaceBook. So thanks to EVERYONE! They were ALL great & here's a few of my favorites!
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 Sarah McNary loved her Uptown Saddlebag SO much that she HAD to make another, this time using leather from a coat she bought at Disneyland years ago! Fantastic, right?
And this is the 2nd HipBag Hybrid that Liz Flynn has made! She says this is her favorite bag pattern of all and I love the mandala print she chose for the front flap! Kiss
Don Distler is back with a new Sling Alongcreation which he fondly has named his "SLING PUNK" version! I love the creative genre he's invented and I ADORE this bag! Great job as usual, Don!
Noreen Saukko use gold-printed denim for the main exterior fabric for this Guardian, and added synthetic leather for the base & RFID fabric to prevent card hacking!
Virginia Compton's 8-year old granddaughter was so disappointed when her sister & Mom got Sling Along bags for Christmas, so she made this little beauty for her birthday. She said its not fancy but that you can never go wrong with Mermaids and glitter!

Barbara Blasey embroidered the incredible emblem you see gracing the front pouch of her Sling Along and what a classy and rich-looking bag this is!
  Celia Anne Oliver (otherwise known as the "Bellagio Queen") is back with a new creation! As usual, Celia use wool for the exterior and I love the flap decoration she made!  
Here's a gorgeous Gadabout that "walked into" my booth at the Road to California show in January... along with Mary Dettmers of course! :)
I fell in love with Cate Shaffer's GoGo Compact at the Road2Ca show! Cate Shaffer said she used upholstery fabric for the exterior & drapery taffeta on the inside for a STUNNING look!
And finally, get a load of this totally FUN Walkabout Wallet that Leta McDowell fashioned from NY fabrics!
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Trending on our Website this Month-
Just in case you missed any of our posts this past month, you can easily catch up with the rest us because they're ALL listed below!
And now... Check out the "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
12/18/2012- Ask Kat: "Can I Copy it?"
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
It's tough being a Mom, no matter what species you are!
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I think you'll enjoy this humorous video of a guy learning to sew!
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Quote of the Month-
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The "Tech" Desk- Farewell, Autoplay Videos
Google is releasing a new version of Chrome to users this week, and it includes a number of new interesting features. The best addition is the ability to mute entire sites that autoplay videos. There are a number of sites on the web that have decided to annoy users by playing videos that follow you while you scroll a page with the sound on.
Instead of frantically closing the tab (or muting it) and swearing at your monitor, you can now just simply right-click the offending tab and mute the entire site for good. This replaces the previous “mute tab” feature that was only temporary.
As Funny As Real Life-
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Fluffy is lucky indeed to be alive after nearly being frozen to death last month near her home in Kalispell, in northwest Montana!
Fluffy's owners came home from work early to discover their pet unresponsive in a snow bank with chunks of ice matted in her fur (the temperature that day was 10 degrees with a wind chill factor of below zero!
Have You Read This?- Best Parenting Advice EVER
Do what you LOVE to do in front of your kids!
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Quilting News
There was a time when Natalie Hardin hid her hobby. She was a freshman in college. In solitude, she’d sew together little quilts. “Randomly, secretively because I always thought people would make fun of me,” Hardin said. “I think of quilting as my grandma skill.”
Fast-forward a couple decades & now Hardin has nearly 90 other quilters to turn to for advice. Hardin, 36, started what is now known as the DC Modern Quilt Guild in 2009, inspired by the first Modern Quilt Guild, which launched earlier that year in Los Angeles.
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Featured Product- A HUGE Zipper Closeout SALE
Today we're announcing that we're discontinuing our grey zebra zips in order to make room for a new & exciting print!
So... starting today & until they're gone, you can pick a few or a lot of them at a price that's OVER 50% off!!

They're available in the following sizes-
10" closed bottom - $1.75
20" closed bottom - $2.15
12" separating style - $2.25
24" separating style - $2.75
22" purse-style (w/2 zipper heads) - $3.00
 *Don't see the size you want? Remember, ALL of these zips can be cut and sewn over!
There's no quantity limit so pick up a few or a bunch, it's YOUR choice! 
Click HERE to start saving!
FYI- There's no need for a coupon code. The price you see in the dropdown box on the website has already been marked down for you! Please note that this offer cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer nor can it be applied to purchases made prior to March 14th
Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2019 - April 24-27, 2019, Paducah KY
International Fall Quilt Market 2019- Oct 26-28, 2019 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Market 2019- Oct 31- Nov 3, 2019- Houston, TX  
 Road to California 2020 - Jan 23-26, 2020  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2020 - Feb 27- Mar 2, 2020 - Hampton, VA
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