I was looking around online yesterday for cotton fabric & found that there are a few places that do free samples. I'm not sure how big the samples are but thought maybe they'd be good for scrap quilts or even getting some ideas for colour & designs if I layed them out.
Here are the links if anyone else would like to try get some:
Also strawberry fayre do a selection of samples for £3.90 & free p&p here's their link:
If in the us you can try : http://www.fabrics-store.com/first.p...sample&start=1
If you have any other good sources perhaps you could post them here too.