As part of Vicki W.'s REAL studio tour, I'm going to sing the praises of the best fabric storage solution of all time: the floor! And I know you all have them and take them for granted. But seriously, unlike other storage solutions, the floor happily takes small snips to large hunks of yardage. It doesn't fuss at you if you don't sort by color and size. Plus, the magic pull of gravity makes storage on the floor especially easy.
Yes, I use the plastic shelving units to store large flat folds of yardage. But the colors are supposed to be ordered by color and you have to fold them flat first. And as you can see in the picture, the shelves fill up fast to the point they can barely hold a kitten (using the fabric as his rock wall).
And yes, I have the metal storage baskets for storing hunks of fabric that are larger than a scrap to about half a yard. But again, each basket wants to hold a certain color or type (such as novelty: cat) and the fabric must be folded and it's such a tight fit!
I've even bought bins for scraps--in this case 1.5 inch strips. But again, you go to the store and all of the containers are empty. Such deceptive advertising! Once you get it home, the container is full and it takes supernatural strength to put the lid on it. And frankly, if those strips were just piled on the floor, they would become a fabulous cat toy.