So, I spent the last couple of weeks working on culling the herd, so to speak. Donated a bunch of fabric, threw away a bunch of way too small scraps, and folded all the rest onto 11x7 cardboards marked with their width and length. WHEW!! 334 yards!! Check this out! (this is the before, last year)
The majority of my fabric now fits here, on these closet shelves. In that basket up there ^^^ are cumbersome items that were more like fluffy balls than mini-bolts, so they required a basket to contain them.
The basket on the far left are random projects...like basket liners, pillow cases, etc I need to finish up for gifting.
This basket ^^^^ right there is a basket full of fabrics PERFECT for making wipes!! There are a lot of large flannel scraps in prints and solids, plus cotton terry, a bit of sherpa and hemp french terry! I have plenty of wipes, already, and my youngest is 3 y/o. FREE!!! (pay for shipping and I'll mail it to you!!). If I don't get rid of it, anyone cloth-diapering a baby is getting wipes for Christmas.
I keep my solid knit scraps separate by color (mostly) in giant ziplocks. I use these for neck bands, armbands, sleeve and leg cuffs, waist and leg bands, binding, etc. and I usually don't want to cut into my yardage for small pieces like that.
For how I folded the fabric, check this post.
I'm so excited about this, but still looking for ideas on how to sort the rest of the fabric. I have mostly apparel fabric (now that I've cleared the hoard) but have a hard time coming up with ideas on how to categorize stuff. Any recommendations are welcome!