Piecing is a fairly time consuming process so I try to be as efficient as possible. One way I do this is to cut out multiple pieces of fabric at a time. With the fabrics ironed and laid out around my studio, I'll make my selections and place the appropriate piece of freezer paper template on the chosen fabric.
When I've made all the selections I can feel confident making, I'll take each fabric and iron on all the template pieces for that particular fabric. Then I'll go tothe next fabric, laying it over the previous one on the ironing board, and repeat the process.
Then I can take each piece of fabric off the ironing board, one at a time, and trace and cut out my fabrics. And the best part? Pinning the fabric pieces to the design wall!