School days, school days, dear old Golden Rule days! Kelly Mueller of The Wooden Bear celebrates the days of blackboards, world globes, wood rulers, and yellow pencils on the panel of her School Days collection. The nostalgic panel features five projects for you to make for kids and teachers. There's an insulated lunch bag, zippered supply bag, padded cover for a black and white composition book, tissue cozy, and a pair of mug mats. Supplies and instructions for the projects are printed on the panel. Companion prints include a toss of school supplies, a text print with phrases like "What's in Your Lunchbox?" and "Time for recess", a toss of numbers and letters, stars for your achievements, and a wonderful scroll texture.

Kelly suggests, "For teachers you can make book bags, lunch bags, mug mats, and pencil and tool pouches. If there's a reading corner in the classroom, add some giant fun pillows. For kids, sew a bedroom or playroom full of coordinating pillows, cushions, curtains, and quilted buckets and organizing bins. Kids also love new backpacks!" Or, mix and match the prints for vests and totes for Mom, and painting smocks, aprons, and play mats for toddlers and kids. Check out Kelly's books, patterns, and free downloads at www.thewoodenbear.com. Laura Blanchard designed a lively 9-block schoolhouse quilt for the School Days collection. You'll love the way she uses the patterns and colors! Extra patterns will be free to download at www.redroosterfabrics.com when the collection ships.