I was at a local wholesale the other day and he showed many shelves of "header Cards" These are cards the manufacturer makes to show off the fabrics in a line. He also has boxes of short pieces of fabric he got from fabric companys.
If these were put in bags and offered in the quilt shop.....Would you buy it. It is all good first quality fabric. One card had 5 pieces on it ranging from smallest about 12" up to almost full width x 12"