A while back I decided to "clean up" my stash, pull out any fabric that was 9" wide or less, cut it into nickels, 2.5" noodles, or 3.5x6.5" bricks. I have at least 20 stacking wire cages I store fabric in, and I've made it through one! I have LOTS of odds and ends of fabric, and will be cutting for quite some time! But that's OK, that's how I'll use up all those pieces! I have two "Nickel Quilts" books, and many patterns that use noodles, and I love to make Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern. If you ever need inspiration, try Bonnie's site. I often use it for ideas---thanks Bonnie!! While I was camping over the weekend, I got 72 "units" sewn together, almost enough for a queen size quilt. I would have made more, but I ran out of 4 patches.
I'm also cutting strips for a new "string" quilt pattern I saw. It's a bit different method than the Heartstrings method, I think I will try it. Tonight I was cutting more strips in the colors I will use, and still adding to my nickels, noodles, and bricks! Wow, pretty soon my wire cages are going to be half empty!