Simple piecing and fusible appliqu make this a quick-and-easy holiday project. First choose a colorful Christmas print for the outer border. Then pick the prints for the hearts, borders, and binding to coordinate with it. Strip-piecing makes quick work of the pieced units in the background, which can be a tone-on-tone print or other subtle background print that won't detract from the tree. Embellish the tree if you wish with buttons, beads, sequins, or other ornamentation. Pattern includes full-size templates to trace for the appliques--small and large hearts, star, flowerpot. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing and quilting skills The piecing is easy and the applique is fusible.