"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of
StudioKat Designs
Issue #157
August 2018
We appreciate you taking the time to check out this month's edition of Kat Bytes! We've got a couple of new products to share with you, a nifty discount coupon and other items we hope you'll either enjoy reading about or looking at!
I've been busy getting ready to vacate the premises for a well-deserved vacation but before I go I'll be revealing the inspiration (next week on our Blog) behind our next pattern release (which is very much related to traveling for that matter). So with that little teaser I'll bid you adieu till next month!
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"Eye Candy" from July 2018
The bags you see below are among those that customers have shared either on our FaceBook business page, our Instagram feed or on our brand new Group page on FaceBook, and not surprisingly our feeds were dominated by Sling Along bags this month since the pattern's so new! So thanks to ALL who posted their pictures last month! They were ALL great and here's a few of my favorites!
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When I first saw this exterior that Barbel Grahe created for her Wrapsody I nearly swooned! It’s SO lush and fancy and I also love the surprising colorful interior! Great job Barbel!
Lydia Stang was the first of our customers to post pictures of a completed Sling Along bag & it’s always exciting to see the 1st one!  
Georgia Segura said she was so pleased with how her very first Flaptastic turned out that she bedazzled the flap! It looks amazing!
Sally Stults said she so enjoyed creating thisEveryday Attache for her daughter that she intends to make another for herself!
Cheryl Brown said her Sling Along bag went together just fine and that its purrrfect for shopping the quilt shops in Orlando!
Elizabeth Ashman said she raided her fabric stash to create this look for her Sling Along!  I say a cat-themed exterior is ALWAYS in style, right?
Sharon Quilts said she normally goes for bright colors when sewing but opted for a more subdued exterior for this Sling Along, which should be perfect for Fall!
And this stunning Sling Along was created by Gail Peters and she too plans on making this her go-to bag for Fall this year!
Our resident “bag-dude”, Don Distler BRAVELY chose to use black denim & leather for this Sling Along which is destined for his son who is serving our nation in the military!
And finally, its been a good while since we’ve heard from the Quattro Queen, Cheryl Maass, so it good to know she hasn’t lost her touch w/this, her latest creation!
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NEW from StudioKat Designs!  Now we have FABRIC!

Now We Have FABRIC!!!

You’ve asked for it and we finally listened!
We’re starting out conservatively with two of the most asked-for fabrics we’ve ever featured in our bags! You can choose from Paula Nadelstern's Epic Wonderlust Medallion Panel (in turquoise) at left, or the incredible Skyline of NY by Hoffmann at right! And stay tuned, we plan on slowly adding more fabric to our website real soon!  :)
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 thie "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
5/29/2014- Ask Kat: About Pattern Layout Instructions
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
I LOVE Wiske the cat!
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This is literally the most mesmerizing half time show I have EVER seen a band perform. I LOVE this video & I hope you do too!
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Quote of the Month-

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The "Tech" Desk- "You're All Caught Up"
As of July 2, 2018, you may have started noticing a “You’re All Caught Up” message on Instagram. Now you'll get this message after when you’ve seen every post from the last two days. With this message, you’ll have a better understanding of your Feed and know you haven’t missed recent photos or videos.
You’ll find posts that you’ve already viewed as well as posts that are older than two days below the “You’re All Caught Up” message. This feature is available now on iPhones and Android devices.
As Funny As Real Life-
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Increase Your Vocabulary-  Creamitise
(verb) : to apply cream to one's body or face usually in large amounts
(Aug 1, 2018) Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition.
But the city's garment district isn't dead yet. A group of manufacturers, landlords, designers & politicians has a plan to preserve a remnant of the garment industry in a neighborhood where about 5,000

people are still employed in workshops mostly serving higher-end designers, while doing away with zoning rules that critics said put onerous restrictions on prime real estate.  {continue reading HERE}
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Featured Products of the Month
This month we're featuring a pattern which is an oldie to be sure, but still a goodie in my estimation! As a matter of fact, it may be the design  I personally like the best of ALL the ones I've ever designed!
It's the Boho Baguette and from now thru Sunday night (at midnight), you can claim a nifty $3.99 off the pattern OR the "pattern + build-a-notions-kit" by using this code-- OLDIEBUT0818.
Just click HERE to get started!
(PLEASE NOTE - Please don't delay--this offer expires at midnight on Sunday night, August 19th.
This coupon code cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer & does not apply to purchases prior to August 14th or after August 19th.)
Classified Ads
Cuddle Clones makes soft, adorable, customized stuffed-animal versions of pets! All you need do is submit a few pictures, & they'll send you your very own Cuddle Clone of your beloved pet!
For more information, click HERE, & don't forget to use the coupon code STUDIOKAT to get 10% off ALL of their products!
If you use the discount code (STUDIOKAT), or click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you.
Here's Pippin with
our two Cuddle Clones!
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Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
AQS Quiltweek Virginia Beach- Oct 3-6, 2018 - Virginia Beach , VA
International Fall Quilt Market- Nov 3-5, 2018 - Houston, TX (note later date)
International Fall Quilt Market- Nov 8-11, 2018- Houston, TX (note later date) 
Road to California 2019 - Jan 20-23, 2019  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival - Feb 28- Mar 3, 2019 - Hampton, VA
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