My first idea I like to think of as Fabric Filing. I love looking at designers rooms with their stacks of fabric neatly stacked by color...but I couldn't see that working for me. Plus, I have a kitty who loves to snuggle on fabric. Then, I saw the cool idea of wrapping larger pieces (1 yard or more) onto the plastic pieces and storing them upright like fabric stores do. Then I looked at the cost of those cool little plastic...multiplied the number I would need. Okay, if I win the lottery I could afford those. Then, my wandering fingers found this really, really cool idea on a blog who I can't remember and did not put on my favorites. So, my apologies to whomever I got this idea from for not giving you proper credit.
Step 1: Go to your local comic book store. Purchase a comic book "Size Board." At my store, it was $9.99 for a package containing 100 boards.
Step 2: Fold fabric. I usually fold it selvage to selvage, then in half again. Making the fabric about 10 inches wide by what ever length you have.
Step 3: Place one board onto the fabric, leaving about 3-4 inches on one side.
Step 4: Fold the 3-4 inch side onto the board. Then, proceed to flip the board on the fabric. Flipping and folding until you reach the end of the fabric.
Step 5: When you reach the end, fold the last few ends under so it is neat and tidy.
Step 6: Pin end to rest of folds. You may choose to use a non rusting safety pins or what I came up with. But I will save that for tomorrow. Meanwhile: after you have multiple pieces of folded fabric, they fit neatly into a plastic storage bin.