I don’t buy any of my fabric. Seriously, I haven’t bought anything off a bolt in at least four years. Once people find out you craft for a living they beat down your door to give you their scraps or cast offs. Or they don’t knock at all and just leave it on your front porch.
It is a happy organizing problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. Garbage bags full of fabric are not conducive to the creative process, so I started filing away my fabric and am so pleased with the results.
I use a ratty old file folder and smooth the fabric out to the size of the folder. Then I wrap it up and pin it so it doesn’t come off the “bolt”. I can see the edge to find the right color.
This has also allowed me to organize fabric by type. Each fabric has its own box. I also fold the clothes I repurpose much like you would fold clothes in a drawer.
The fabric is the most straightforward storage in my craft room. It’s the items I repurpose that become challenging. But that is a post for another day…stay tuned.