Last Saturday our quilting bee did a Cutting Bee based on a Fons & Porter swap in their May/June 2000 Love of Quilting magazine. Everyone brought 1/2 yard cuts of yellow, blue and green - 3 of each color - each 1/2 yard was cut into two 4-1/2" strips and three 2-1/2" strips.
Then the fabric strips were put in color groups and we went around the table and picked up one strip from each group - around and around and around! It was great fun and I got fabrics I would never have bought and some "new" stash. No cost fabric shopping!