"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of
StudioKat Designs
Issue #156
July 2018
Welcome and thanks
for joining us today!

We've got some fun thing in store for you in this edition, including the release announcement for our new pattern, the Sling Along (just in case you missed our special edition mailing on June 25th).  
And since it's sizzling hot here in NC, we've included a  "get it while its HOT" discount offer for you just in time  for the "gift-making season"!
So let's get started, shall we?

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"Eye Candy" from May
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. 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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Diane Rhodes is known for her beautiful piecework but she sure outdid herself with this Sling Along!       These jewel-tones are incredible!
Debbie Hataley said this was her very 1st Quattro, & she's REALLY looking forward to using and showing off this lovely summer bag!
Alice Nelson created an Aeropac travel wallet to coordinate with her brand new Go-Go Compact! Now she's all set for a big trip! 
I loved Tracy Williams' version of our Go-Go Compact! You just can't go wrong with Laurel Burch, right? She even topped it off with an adorable zipper pull!
And there's some excellent fussy-cutting on display here on Dawn King's new Flaptastic Bag! 
Great work Dawn!
Joan Nasiaatka created this totally unique Bellagio Bag for a friend who is obviously an extreme Northwestern University fan! I bet she'll LOVE this!
Casimira Kita used our bonus flap templates to create a kaleidoscope-like flap for her HipBag Hybrid! Well done!
And as a full-on lover of all things black & white, I'm crazy about Carol Beasley's Guardian! She's already planning her 2nd!
And our favorite "bag dude" Don Distler is back with yet another amazing creation! Don used fabric from Spoonflower to add that special touch to this new Baggalista!
  And when I saw Barbel Grahe's version of our Wrapsody Bag I almost flipped! The exterior embellishments are adorable & surprise interior is fabulous!
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NEW from StudioKat Designs!- The Sling Along
Our newest bag  pattern is FINALLY HERE!
The Sling Along is actually our very first "unisex " bag and the sling-style strap allows you to wear it as a backpack, as a chestpack, or even shoulder-style! It's perfect for carrying all your important work stuff as well as your more important play stuff and its sized just right for traveling,
shopping, spectating & other activites where going light-weight & handsfree is a BIG advantage! For more details and to see MANY more pictures just click HERE!
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
10/10/2014- Ask Kat: Why Don't You Include Fabric in Your Kits?
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
The most unusual midwife EVER is.....
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Did YOU love hopscotch as a kid? Evidently these adults did!
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Even though its hotter "than blue blazes" right now, it's actually a GREAT time to start working on a Fall project and here's a beautiful one!
This Patchwork Maple Leaf Tablerunner pattern looks like a beautiful way to use of small scraps to create a stunning addition to your Fall decor! This pattern is termed as being easy for beginners and is currently marked down at the Etsy shop for Shabby Fabrics. For more info, click HERE!
Quote of the Month-
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The "Tech" Desk- How to mute someone’s Instagram Stories
Do you ever find that the things a friend is sharing in instagram stories is getting on your nerves? If you're finding that you regularly skip someone’s Instagram Stories, why not try muting them? It'll save you from having to scroll through to get to the stories you really want to see!
To mute someone’s Stories, press and hold their rainbow-circled profile picture in your Stories bar and select Mute. To undo, scroll all the way to the end of your Stories bar, find their photo, press & hold and tap Unmute.
As Funny As Real Life-
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Increase Your Vocabulary- Claustropedic

(adj.) A syndrome where the sufferer can't wear closed-toed footwear, even when it's unpractical. Mostly seen in the evenings during the winter.

Example: "This winter storm is dreadful, but the strappy sandals worn by the women in line at the nightclub prove how claustropedic they are."
Sewing in the News- DIY Fashion Thrives at McCalls
If there is a sense in the broader culture that the McCall Pattern Company belongs to the Betty Draper past, the opposite view is held among 21st-century sewers. The patterns created here are blueprints, essential enablers for do-it-yourself-minded women and men who want to look stylish without plunking down thousands at a department store or the latest pop-up shop. {Click HERE to read more}
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Featured Product of the Month
This is July which means the "gift-making season" is almost upon us, so what better month to feature a discount coupon good toward the purchase the Notions ONLY Kit of your choice!
Just use this code - NOTIONSONLY - to get 15% off ALL the notions needed to create one of our bags! What better time to stock up on supplies for the holiday season?

(PLEASE NOTE - We do not offer a Notions Only Kit for ALL of our bag patterns and please don't delay--this offer expires at midnight on Monday night, July 16th.
This coupon code cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer & does not apply to purchases prior to June 13th or after June 16th.)
A 3-day Zipper Sale! (but only for our Newsletter subscribers)
Starting today & until next Sunday night (7/15/18) at midnight, you can get an AMAZING 25% off the retail price of our brand new black zips with gold teeth and a fun little beaded pull!
Please click HERE to enjoy 25% these beauties, available in the following sizes!
10" closed bottom
20" closed bottom
and 22" purse-style
There's no need for a coupon code
but you MUST utilize the RED link above .

(PLEASE NOTE - This sale is ONLY for the black w/gold zippers but please don't delay--this offer expires at midnight on SUNDAY night, July 15th. This sale price does not apply to purchases prior to June 13th or after June 15th.)
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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