Queen, Full, Twin or just Throws? This will be your guide to how much fabric to purchase and stash.
I go for the 4 and 7 yard since most of my quilts are twin size. 4 yards should make a decent wide border or binding .. and 7 yards for backing. Any left overs go into my blocks/ mini fabric stash.
AS for purchasing solids... PLEASE DO get a good amount of those...they offset and show off your prints when you combine them.
Or go for the tiny prints that look solid if you see them from a distance.
Now to get MY STASH organized. I just can't seem to get to that part... I start seeing too many possibilities and start cutting.