Well, the days are getting shorter, the leaf piles are getting taller, and it’s time to start the Christmas gifts, so how about this new twist on the old favorite Tree-mendous to kick off the season! As the name suggests, this tree is 3-dimensional and consists of 3-piece double-sided panels, assembled in the 6x10 hoop, which are then sewn together to make a free-standing multi-panel tree (I did 6 panels in the sample) standing an impressive 16½” tall (not counting the top bow). Also included is a double-sided tree mat (14¼” across at its widest point), created entirely in the hoop, to which you may hand-tack the tree for additional stability or use as a festive plate charger/placemat. The tree features fleece batting and lots of pretty decorative stitching and offers countless opportunities for embellishments, and the mat features traditional diamond-motif quilting as well as fleece batting. The tutorial details how to create the sample look of 3 strategically-used fabrics for a festive look for both the tree and mat. So take advantage of the gorgeous holiday fabrics now in the stores and get in the holiday spirit in 3D!