I'm a newbie to quilting. Unfortunately, I'm not a newbie to overdoing things. I've stumbled onto some great deals on fabrics at estate sales. In about a year, I've accumulated five or six large totes of fabric. I don't have a clue as to what I have, though. The large portion of what I have is in the 2 to 5 yard range. But then, I have lots of 1/2 yard or so pieces of my "I spy" fabric (3 small totes). Then, I have my I spy squares (1 overflowing small tote). Then, I have fabric for specific projects that are in large ziplocks.
For now, I'm happy with the state of my I spy fabric. I know where it is and kind of know what I have. Most all of that I purchased one piece at a time. I can live with the projects in ziplocks, too. The main things that I can't figure out how to organize is the big totes of big pieces. Those are the fabrics I bought at the estate sales by the box. (I filled my own box every time, so I bought stuff I liked, but I forget quickly what I've bought.)
I thought about doing the thing with the comic book boards, but how much fabric can you wind on a board that size? How do they do that thing of folding where they use the cutting board? Do they stack it? I have some shelves that I've been meaning to clean off that I could use, but they are pretty deep (16").
I bought the fabric to use when I retire, as I rarely have much time now. However, retirement is coming soon and these totes are getting out of hand in a small house.