"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #170  September 2019
Hello & Welcome!
If you're thinking we sent out this month's issue of "Kat Bytes" a tad early, you are RIGHT!  That's because we are hoping to FINALLY get our new website in the next few days and I didnt want that to coincide with this newsletter... just in case the new website needs a bit ot tweaking!
 So go ahead and get started without me. I've got much to do to get ready for this exciting and long-awaited event!  Cool

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September 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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Lydia Stang made this, her 2nd Sling Along as a special gift for a friend and added a detail which her friend LOVED…a subtle turtle applique.
And this amazing Bangle Buddie was created by Heidi Munk and she says that she is WAY in love with how it turned out! I can see why!
And everyone’s hero, Don Distler is back & has blown everyone away with his modified version of our Sling Along. Don got a wild hair & decided to add an insulated hydration system to this version.  His work never ceases to amaze, does it?!
And isn’t this Sling Along the cutest? It would’ve been fun to carry on the 4th of July for sure! Diana Duggin created it and the fabric was gifted to her.
This stunning Sling Along is the workmanship of Gayla Martell. She says she used all Kaffe Fassett fabrics and what a brave combination she chose… and they TOTALLY work together!

Dawn Eratt says that this Bangle Buddie was a bit of a challenge on her old machine but she LOVES how it turned out and now she can add it to her SKD collection!
I am totally in awe of this amazing Everyday Attache  Raewyn Simpson created using cork w/foil flecks! If you’ll notice, she even used cork as the bias tape binding around the edges & it looks like perfection!
After completing two Sling Along‘s Lydia Stang took this HipBag Hybrid apart to correct a couple of errors and VOILA! its now a resurrected beautiful bag!
Jenny Brooks started this Walkabout Wallet a couple of years ago and just recently finished it and here’s the deal... she loves it so much that she just might make a bag to go with it now! 

And finally, here’s Heidi Munk's take on our Bangle Buddie. She says she LOVES this design and folks stop her all the time to ask her about her bag. This particular Bangle Buddie is a gift for her sister-in-law!
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Trending on our Website this Month-
Just in case you missed any of our posts from August, 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
7/24/2013- Ask Kat: About the Newsletter
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
Click image or HERE for a larger view... all from people who were pretty sure they didnt own a cat!
 For a "feel good" start to your day, click image or HERE for a larger view. I LOVE watching birds dance, don't you?
Coming SOON (I hope)- The Gateway pattern!
Our new pattern will be releasing by the end of September, & we want to make sure that YOU are aware of it's availablility before anyone else, since we know that its our Kat Bytes subscibers who are our most loyal customers! So... be on the lookout for a special email blast from us sometime in the next week or two, complete with a time sensitive discount coupon good toward the purchase of our new pattern, the Gateway!
AND... for reasons too numerous to list here, we've had to delay the pattern release until our new website was up and running. And FINALLY... it pleases me no end to be able to announce that it MAY actually go live this weekend (at last)! The only hitch is that we'll have to "go dark" while the Internet is re-directed to the new site. If you need to order something in the upcoming days (or this weekend) and find that our site is down, please feel to call us at 866-409-8634 (its toll-free). We shouldn't be down any longer than 24-48 hours. I just can't wait for you to see the new site! 
So... what if you don’t have any dishcloths already (or you only have a couple)? That’s how these DIY reusable paper towels came about. I say ‘paper towels’, but they’re actually made of fabric – no paper at all. Even better than being made of fabric though, they’re made of fabric scraps to further eliminate waste AND help anyone who’s interested, get started right now…in 15 minutes (or less)!
Click HERE to read more and to get the tutorial.
Quote of the Month-
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New York on Monday became the first state in the country to ban cat declawing, a practice that animal advocates consider cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the bill into law after state legislators passed the ban last month.
Click HERE to read more.
As Funny As Real Life-
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Women’s time has been interrupted and fragmented throughout history, the rhythms of their days circumscribed by the sisyphean tasks of housework, childcare and kin work – keeping family and community ties strong. If what it takes to create are long stretches of uninterrupted, concentrated time, time you can choose to do with as you will, time that you can control, that’s something women have never had the luxury to expect, at least not without getting slammed for unseemly selfishness.  Click HERE to read more.
Cat Picture of the Month-
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TWO Fabric Closeouts at AMAZING Prices!
It's time to make room for some NEW Fabrics!
So we're clearing out two oldie-but-goodies at amazingly discounted prices! There's not limit on either. Get as many packs as you like, but when our stock is gone... it's GONE FOR GOOD!
Red Feather- regularly $8.99/yd, now $3.99
                Swan Lake Border- reg. $14.99/yd, now $6.99
                  (No other discount offer ot coupon may be applied tosale items.)
Join the September FabShopHop!

Come FabShop Hop with us for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Read the How to Hop guidelines and the Rules of the Game then click HERE for the List of Shops.
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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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