"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #167 -June 2019
 
Hello & Welcome!
  It's almost summer and for some that means the kids will out of school and underfoot, leaving little time for luxuries like sewing. For the unencumbered others, summer is a great time to hole up with your machine in a cool spot and get down to some serious sewing! But here's the deal... no matter which category you fall in, summer is a great time to line up those projects for the gifting season which will be upon us before you know it! But first... get a cup of coffee, find a comfy spot and spend a few minutes with this month's edition of "Kat Bytes".
 
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June 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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RaDonna Belk made this Sling Along for her Mom who wanted her bag to made in bright colors!
  
Maureen Hawkins embroidered the pouch front of this Sling Along for her daughter who’s CRAZY about chickens & roosters!
 
Gail Wisun-Gooch used fake leather fabric and actually made her own vinyl iron-on design for this stunning Walkabout Wallet and LOVES how it came out! (So do I!)
 
 
 
 
Sharon Quilts was able to create this beautiful Sling Along entirely from fabric leftovers and what a gorgeous summer bag this is!
 
Diane Rhodes created this incredible Sling Along for a very dear friend! She even added a matching Card Caddy, Cash Keeper & a RolyNester keyfob! Click here to see them!

And was I ever impressed when Diana Duggin walked into our booth at AQS Paducah to show me this amazing Sling Along she created with faux leather! She did an amazing job!

This may be Kristy Fink‘s 1st Sling Along, but she says it won’t be her last! The owl was done by her friend Sandy Rogers and is based on the art of Geninne Zlatkis! Gorgeous!
 
Here's our hero Don Distler, back with yet another amazing Sling Along! He used faux leather and twill & added a digitized monogram with black metallic thread!  I love it!
And as a longtime lover of all things Laurel Burch, this Wrapsody REALLY does it for me! Barb McDole said she’s saved this fabric for quite some time, waiting for the “perfect” project and I’d say it was well worth the wait!
 
 
 
And finally, Gillian Turnbull says she’s on a roll now with this her 2nd Sling Along.  This bag is destined to be her daughter’s! Lucky girl!
 
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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
8/3/2013 - Mag Snap Placement - the Easy Schmeasy Way!
 
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
 
 
Click image or HERE for a hysterica video of cats in full panic mode!
 
 
Click image or HERE to hear the sound of a million butterflies.
 
While technology use is increasing across the generations, it’s especially soaring among older adults. And while technology can be incredibly helpful in our daily lives, its ever-changing nature can make it a bit daunting. Here are a few simple technology tips for seniors to become more tech-savvy when using the internet, smartphones, email, and social media. Click HERE to read more}
 
 
As Funny As Real Life-
 
 
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For a tree pollen allergy sufferer like me, Spring is torture. Flowering trees are my kryptonite, and during peak bloom it feels like pollen stokes a six-week permasneeze from which there's no reprieve until the end of June.
What to do if you're suffering? What to do if you're suffering?
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Quote of the Month-
 
 
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For Mum of four Stephanie Miller, sewing has bbecome a part of life. Stephanie, 27, from Utah, runs the Instagram account 'mothermakesx4' where she showcases the clothes she makes for her daughters.
{Check it out & read more HERE.}
 
 
 
Cat Picture of the Month-
 
 
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Featured Product of the Month  The Odyssey
This month we're featuring our Odyssey backpack pattern, with two two totally separate storage compartments, one of which is totally concealed and secured with a magnet snap!
 
And this month we offering you a $5.00 off discount code you can use toward the purchase of this pattern! Just enter VACAY19 in the coupon code box at checkout to purchase your Odyssey backpack pattern at a terrific discount price of $7.99.
 
(PLEASE NOTE - Please don't delay--this offer expires at midnight on Monday night, June 17th 2019, & cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer nor can it be applied to purchases made prior to June 14th or after June 17th, 2019.)
(This coupon code cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer.)
 
 
 
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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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