There was a thread about how to organize a while back. I described my system then but didn't know how to put up pics at the time.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178338.msg1849012#msg1849012
Yes, I really need to finish up & put away the foot deep pile of UFO's & leftover supplies on my desk....
Here's the low down, I learned this system from a place I worked. Hanging files are fabulous for keeping fabric.
This is one of the "little pieces" drawers. I used extra deep folders with sides and put all the little bits in by color. The other half of the rainbow is in the next drawer up. You can see a little bit of one of the "big pieces" drawers below. They are single fabrics in each folder.
My pattern drawer, sorted by Ladies dresses, Ladies seperates, Ladies costumes, etc.
The portion of my work space where the file cabints live.
I took two legs off my table and there are two filing cabinets back to back supporting the end of my desk. all my fabric is in the 4-high & the 2-high that you see with patterns & other stuff in the 2-high you can't see (to the right).