I decided on which composition I liked the best, a more vertical, portrait orientation, and it will measure approximately 4 feet high by 3 feet wide. That's a fairly typical size for me, one that allows me to have fabric pieces large enough to show off their patterns.
Once my pattern is finalized, I make my freezer paper templates as you can see here. I buy freezer paper in large industrial-sized rolls as I go through so much of it. And the large rolls allow me to have nice long, continuous pieces of freezer paper - handy for those extra large and long pieces.
Once I've traced all my templates, I also need to carefully label everything. With hundreds of separate pieces in one quilt, it is important to stay organized. What's the saying? A job is never complete until the paperwork is finished?