OOh, such good tips. I have my stash separated and in open containers or baskets (whatever I had lying around), neatly folded. Some of the containers are plastic but I thought they'd be OK since I didn't put a lid on them.
I have already grabbed some fabric to use this morning & took just a sec for the iron to get the folds out...plus I've already gotton rid of those annoying clumps of string Yea!! and got straight to marking and cutting. It's nice.