"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #163 -February 2019
Happy Valentine's Day 
from ALL of us at SKD!
Thanks so much for taking time out to read our newsletter on this, the most romantic day of the year!  We've got some fun stuff lined up for you including the release of a brand new zipper style, but here's hoping its only the first of MANY fun things yet to come for you today!
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January 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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Our resident sewing dude, Don Distler has expanded his repertoire to the Quattro design! He created "Rambo the Tiger" for a friend at the Animal Preservation & Education Sanctuary!
And Don didn't stop with the Quattro you see above! He also made this Porta-Pockets Purse Insert as the perfect companion for it!
Sue Roesner said she just HAD to create a Sling Along just like our cover model and that's just fine by us! She said she feels like she's performing a magic trick as the various parts of this bag come together for her! GREAT job Sue!
Cheryl Suitt modified our Sling Along design a bit so that her son could use it as a carrier for his frisbee golf discs! She also added a caribiner at one of the bottom D-rings to attach a cleaning rag.
This is Fran Bott's 2nd Sling Along and I'm pretty much in love with it! Pretty impressive hardware too, don't you think?

Cheryl Suitt also used fabric from the "Cat-i-tudes" fabric collection to create these Packlets for a recent vacation. They match her luggage!
Sue Hobert created
"purrfect" Sling Along for her DIL's Christmas gift! She used the newest addition to the "Cat-i-tudes" fabric collection which I LOVE!
Don Distler said that this Sling Along goes to Dr Kevin Smith, an avid Harley rider and director of the Baptist State Convention of Maryland & Delaware.
Here's Gayla Martell's latest creation and she did a fantabulous job on her Triple Play! Thanks so much for these pictures Gayla!
And finally, here's the Quattro that Patti Foley created using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The exterior is home dec weight and Patti said it worked out fine!
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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
10/28/2014- In or OUT... That's the Question
Quote of the Month-
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NEW at StudioKat Designs!-
We're really excited about this new zipper! It's silver on silver with a totally unique star-shaped zipper pull! They're available NOW on our website in the following sizes;
10" closed bottom
20" closed bottom
22" purse style
       (closed on both ends w/2 zipper heads)
Since silver is without a doubt the most popular hardware color that we sell, I think it makes sense to add another zipper option for you to use along with it!
If you agree and you'd like to pick up a few to use with you next project, just click HERE!

TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
Watch this mamacat rescue her baby!
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Watch these baby ducklings learn to climb stairs!
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Have you ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong group of friends, mistyped something, or simply wanted to remove a message in a chat? YIKES! You’re not the only one! Starting today, Messenger is launching a feature where you can easily remove your message – whether it’s to one person or a group.
{Click Here to find out how}
As Funny As Real Life-
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I don't know about you but I've been watching soap operas ALL MY LIFE! I learned to like them as a small child from my MOM who had a whole string of 'em she'd watch everyday while she worked! My favorite soap of all time is "The Young & Restless", but here's something I recently watched that was eye-opening because did you know that there are important "life lessons" to be learned by watching soap operas? If not, just click the image at left or HERE to find out MORE!  Laughing
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Featured Product of the Month- Uptown Saddlebag
This month we're featuring our Uptown Saddlebag pattern, with two two totally separate storage compartments, including a zippered full-length flap pocket!
And this month we offering you a $5.00 off discount code you can use toward the purchase of this pattern! Just enter FEB19feature in the coupon code box at checkout to purchase your Uptown Saddlebag pattern at a terrific discount price of $7.99.
(PLEASE NOTE - Please don't delay--this offer expires at midnight on Monday night, Feb.18th, & cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer nor can it be applied to purchases made prior to Feb 14th or after Feb 18th.)
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Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival - Feb 28- Mar 3, 2019 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah - April 24-27, 2019, Paducah KY
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 26-28, 2019 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 31- Nov 3, 2019- Houston, TX  
 Road to California 2020 - Jan 23-26, 2020  - Ontario, CA
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