"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #170  September 2019
Hello & Welcome!
 So.... next week at this time we'll be on our way to Houston TX for the Fall Quilt Market & Festival and it seems like I've been packing for WEEKS! Wait a minute... I HAVE been packing for weeks (off and on anyway), and I'm STILL not done!
So while I get back to work, go ahead and dive into this month's edition of Kat Bytes and don't forget to follow us on FaceBook and Instagram for updates from the Market & Festival floor! Unless of course youre going to one of these shows, in which case DO stop by and say hello (Booth #110)

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October 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 but here's a few of my favorites!
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Don Distler is back & this time he made a bag for his lovely wife Susan, their resident "Butterfly Lady", hence the butterfly embroidery on the font of this amazing Bangle Buddie!
Dawn Eratt used a white faux suede along w/a metallic contrast & a couple of our newish ALL silver zips which were a perfect match for this cool Sling Along! The applique on the front is a handmade Indian design.

Virginia Barbaro created this Sling Along ENTIRELY from recycled materials! The fabrics are from an upholstery project & the zippers/hardware were salvaged from an old camera bag!
 Maureen Obuch said that it was with great trepidation that she used embossed vinyl for her Everyday Attache, but is relieved to say that it worked out fine!
Marion Pool has enjoyed carrying her Guardian SO much that she has done so exclusively for over a year now and she STILL gets compliments on a regular basis on it!

Pendleton Wool never looks so good as it does on this wonderfully made Sling Along by Kristy Fink! She plans on entering it into the New Mexico State Fair. Good Luck Kristy! 
Don Distler is back with an absolutely awe-inspiring Everyday Attache that literally could be right at home on the pages of Vogue Magazine! I can see that he has really honed his fussy-cutting skills also.
Heidi Munk is all set for Halloween parties with the "spooky" rendition of our Go-Go Compact! How long will we love this little bag? Quoth the raven... "Forever More!"
Jodie Dagenhardt made a calculatedly smart choice when she paired waterproof fabric on the exterior front pocket of her Sling Along with "Do the Math" contrast for the contrast! (She's a math teacher.)

Kathy Burkett was really happy to finally be able to announce that she finished her Sling Along. I love her fabric choices !
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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
11/19/18- Personalize Your Bag Interior w/Eleastic Slot Holders
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
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WARNING: Don't try this at home if you are not a CAT!
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Quote of the Month-
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When it comes to phones, the complaints most often heard are:   “My battery life stinks!” and
“Help! I’m running out of storage!”
Apple has been working to fix both w/changes to its software. It’s easier than ever to see the clutter that’s taking up all of the space on your phone, giving you more room for things you want to store, like music and new apps.
{Click HERE} to read more!
As Funny As Real Life-
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Despite apparent aloofness, cats are social creatures capable of relationships with people, a new study suggests.
Research into cat behavior has lagged that into dogs. Cats are not social animals, many scientists assumed — and not as easy to work with. But recent studies have begun to plumb the depth of cats’ social lives.
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After nearly seven decades in business, Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC will permanently close! The world-famous fabric store once called the "fabric mecca of the South" was established in 1951 when Mary Jo, then 19 years old, and over the decades, the store amassed a devoted customer base, which included clients from around the world, including me! {Click HERE} to read more!
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Featured Product of the Month- Sale Zips
These 12" separating zippers are not up to our usual color standards. They are duller and less bright than our black & white ministriped zips normally are!
The difference is more easily noticed when they are placed alongside one of our typical black & white ministriped zips, which is why I've included one of each in two of the picture at right.
The separating box at the base can easily be cut off to shorten this zip to any desired length you need & are available at this bargain price on a first-come, first-served basis until they're gone.
(All sales are final, and the sale price is only applicable to this particular lot of 12" separating zippers.)
{Click HERE  for more info & to pick up a few for YOUR next project!
Join the October FabShopHop!
Come FabShop Hop with us for a chance to win amazing prizes in October!You just might win a new Sewing Machine!

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
Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
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 1, 2020 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2020 - April 22-25, 2020, Paducah KY 
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