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I'm participating a tea tasting at a fall boutique/open house this weekend, in Elk Grove. If anyone would like to come, please feel free! Hello...? Any readers from Elk Grove, CA? No? Dang. I'm also doing a craft faire later in the month in Stockton, CA. These are bigger, and will have lots more people than your average home party, so I wanted a way that I can quickly and neatly sort my teas back together by variety as people browse & sniff their way through my collection until their hearts are content and they find themselves lots of yummy teas! The way I decided to do that was to make banners/runners that represent the colors of the variety of teas that I sell for Let's Do Tea. These are the fabrics I chose. I started with the large piece at the bottom/front. It's so pretty and has so many colors that fit perfectly with what I wanted to do. This fabric inspired all my other choices.
See like this? Going left to right, there are:
- Herb & Fruit Teas in RED
- White & Special-teas in YELLOW
- Green Teas in GREEN
- Black Teas in BLUE
- and Rooibos Teas in PURPLE
I only used 1/2 a yard of fabric for each, I was militant about the measuring & pinning. Each runner is exactly 16" wide and 40" long. I used an iron-on fuseable interfacing too, so that the runners are a little more stiff. I sewed a button at the triangular point of each runner, then hung a small tassel over each button. This way I can throw these runners in the washer & dryer without damaging the pretty tassel. Nice huh? Isn't that little set cute? It's tiny!!