"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of
StudioKat Designs
Issue #175  February 2020
Hello & Welcome!
Thanks so much for spending time with us today! And since its Valentine's Day and we figure you may have lots more romantic things you could be doing today, we thought it might be the perfect time to show you just how much we appreciate your support!
So please read all-the-way-thru this edition because we've included a special thank-you within that just might save you a few bucks! 
So thanks again and just so you know... we hope that there's far more lovely & romantic things in store for you today. Kiss
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February 2020 "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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To kick things off, here’s Pam McGinnis‘ very first Packletssample! It came out great and I’m thinking its turning out to be very useful!

Heidi Munk modified our Sling Along for a future trip to Disney World! She fashioned a pocket out of Mickey’s pants!
This is just one of the SIX Sling Alongs that LaBreeska Harris created for various Christmas gifts. She added that she finds this pattern fun to use!
And this is Dawn Eratt’s last Sling Along of 2019!
But she says she’s already considering what her 1st bag of 2020 will be like!

Rosemary Causbrook decided to makeup her 1st Sling Along in practice fabrics and she added
that she’s glad she did. I on the other hand, LOVE the look of this bag!

And speaking of Christmas gifts, this is one of the six Sling Along‘s that LaBreeska Harris made as Christmas gifts this year!
And here’s yet another of LaBreeska Harris‘ intended Sling Along Christmas gifts! What lucky recipients they are!
Lynne Johnson was VERY proud to show us all the very 1st Sling Along she finished!
Here is Rosemary Causbrook‘s 2nd Sling Along. She got very brave this time & opted for artificial suede for the exterior of this bag & added a cork-design cotton for the contrast. It’s totally lovely!

And finally, Paula Faes modified our Trifecta design to suit her needs. She wanted a cross-body bag instead of a shoulder bag so she added a braided strap as well as a quilted exterior pocket and “dressed” zippers.
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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
6/19/20- Showrooming: Does it Affect the Paper vs. PDF Debate
Quote of the Month-
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As of Tuesday, you can now turn off the collection and sharing of data that sites and apps send to Facebook. You might have had some idea that Facebook was keeping tabs on what you do, but I'm willing to bet you'll be surprised by the volume of information Facebook has about you. In fact, even your Ring doorbell app is sharing information with Facebook. {Click HERE to find out more}
As Funny As Real Life-
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Cats are notorious for their indifference to humans: almost any owner will testify to how readily these animals ignore us when we call them. But a new study indicates domestic cats do recognize their own names—even if they walk away when they hear them. {Click HERE to read more}
(If you are unfamiliar with copyright laws in the USA, I would start here, because understanding the copyright issues surrounding the baby Yoda crochet pattern, and an understanding of the latest copyright policy is important.)
Thanksgiving day, November 28th 2019, Allison Hoffman of Crafty is Cool released a Baby Yoda crochet pattern, called “The Child”. The pattern was initially released for $7US and sold on Ravelry and Etsy.
Just 5 days later, on December 2nd, the pattern (pictured below) was removed after Hoffman received a warning phone call from Disney, claiming trademark and copyright violations and threatening legal action. {Click HERE to read more}
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Let's Have a FLASH SALE!
It's Valentine's Day! 
And what better day to declare to the world how much we LOVE our customers than to have a good, old-fashioned FLASH SALE?
So today, you can pick up one or two or even ALL of our patterns at 20% off! Just type the code, FLASHFEB in the coupon code box at checkout to get 20% off ALL of the patterns in your shopping cart! Just click HERE to start shopping!
But don't delay, because this sale will end in a  F-L-A-S-H, or more accurately at midnight tonight... and please note that would be 12 midnight EST!
(Please note: This code can only be used toward the purchase of our full-priced patterns. It cannot be used in combination with any other discount offer, not can it be applied to an earlier purchase. Regular shipping charges apply.
ATTENTION- FaceBook Friends- Please read!
To follow Our NEW Business page-         click HERE
To join our NEW Sewing Group Page-     click HERE
Just in case you didn't hear, we were hacked and had to start all over with new FaceBook Business pages, and we'd love for you to join us here!
To follow Our NEW Business page- StudioKat Designs INCclick HERE
To join our NEW Group Page-the Sewing Group of StudioKat Designsclick HERE
Join the February 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.
Psst! We're on the list! Wink
Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2020 - Feb 27- Mar 1, 2020 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2020 - April 22-25, 2020, Paducah KY 
International Fall Quilt Market 2020- Oct 24-26, 2020 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Market 2020- Oct 29- Nov 1, 2020- Houston, TX
 Road to California 2020 - Jan 21-24, 2021  - Ontario, CA
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