After all my recent finishes I must confess what little system I have in my sewing room is not very obvious...... Too many boxes half unpacked. So i have begun that wonderful process of going through all the little discarded bits and getting them into a useful format.
Big pieces I fold and put away by color.
Long skinny pieces get cut into more regular strips. 2.5" and 1.5" I use a lot but others widths I put in the random width box.
Short strips I cut into Lengths ready for making boarders 7.5", 6", 4.5" and 3"
I also cut squares 5" 4" 2.5" 2" and 1.5"
WHY do this??????????????
Let for the way i work of ten the inspiration for a design will come far more quickly playing round with similarly colored small pieces than with great big lengths.