I almost feel silly posting this, because a) it is not a craft at all, and b) it may be super obvious, but I had this light bulb go off, and I was so excited I had to stop what I was doing and implement this immediately!
So, I am one of those people who doesn't own a sewing machine, but still feels a compulsive need to start every trip to the craft store in the fabric aisles. I have been storing my fabric in plastic drawers on wheels, but storage space in my craft closet is quickly becoming a premium.
Anywho, a couple months ago, I Pinned this idea for using a filing cabinet to organize fabric on hanging file folders:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/489977634431076389/
Which looks great and all, except for the fact that I have no spare filing cabinet at the moment. As I was going through my pins, though, and came upon this guy again, it suddenly occurred to me that I could put my fabric on wire hangers! Et voila:
I mean, I know that it is such an obvious thing (in fact, when I bothered just now to actually click on the Pin to the original link, sure enough, the blog posting had this very same idea posted), but what can I say, it didn't occur to me until now. I actually ran out of wire hangers with a lot of fabric left to go, but I just picked up a load of dry cleaning this week, so more are on the way.
I have them secured to the hanger with a couple of large paper clips -- seems like they will hold just fine without sliding off the hanger.
As an added bonus, I get to delve into my OCD love of organizing. Naturally, the fabrics are arranged into sections: first, primarily color patterns (ROYGBIV order, of course), then holiday fabrics hanging chronologically, and finally, themed fabrics alphabetized by topic.
And yes, that is (upside-down) George Washington with abs on that July 4th fabric -- now you know who's buying all those delightfully tacky holiday male pin-up fabrics at Joann.