Growing my stash is sooo time consuming. Aim to get at least 60 different solid colors in one-yard pieces for Nancy Crow's workshop next fall.
I can't afford to buy it all at once, so I pick up 5 or 6 at a time. I wash and iron them, then catalog each on an index card. I gravitate toward the colors I like and would wear, so I am purposefully trying to select other colors. Most of them have been dark so my last selections were pastels or other light colors. Never mind all the wonderful eye-candy prints!
My stash now numbers 20. Can't remember what I have anymore, so I take my cards when shopping. No sense buying more yardage of the same colors.