Since our move, I have been giving great thought to the organization of my enormous fabric stash. I am one of those people who cannot bear to part with even small pieces...I keep thinking I'll be able to make something out of that and it's wasteful if I toss it. Well, I have come across a couple things that are making this process easier. The first one is Fabric Folding around a 6 inch ruler. I like this, I can see my fabrics and they are neat and orderly. I have sorted them by color, which I am finding amazingly practical. I use my fabric like paint and this let's me go to a color on the palette quickly and easily. I am working my way through a box at a time and discovering things I had forgotten about. It's a new adventure every day. This is great for 1/4 yard and bigger...now what to do with all the tiny scraps?
Well, I came across this site: http://www.quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml
After reading her thoughts, I think I will get some bins and sort my small scraps by color also. When I am creating, I am looking for a particular color and this would effectively allow me to utilize these scraps in a pleasing manner. I like her recognition that you paid good money for that fabric and it's a shame to toss it. Waste not, want not!