I don't know about you but every time I go to the fabric store I see some fabric that I like and can't remember if I have anything that would coordinate with it. So I made up this swatch ring that I can take with me and know exactly what is in my stash at home.
This would also work well if you keep your fabric in a drawer or somewhere that you can't easily glance through it. You will be able to see everything that you have without having to pull it all out.
I cut a bunch of 2" x 3" cards out of cardstock and punched a hole in the top. Then I wrote down the name and designer of each fabric. That way if I run out it will be easier to find more online. I also wrote down the amount that I have on hand so I will know if I have enough for a project.
Using my cutting guide and a rotary cutter, I cut 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" pieces from each kind of fabric that I have on hand. I rubbed a glue stick onto the back of the fabric and attached it to the front of the card. Once they were all done, I put them on a jump ring that I had lying around.
Now that I can look through everything easily maybe I will actually use the fabric that has been laying around forever.