Last night I spent some time cutting up fabric for the December block in the Carol Doak Radiant Star BOM from a year ago. If you remember, I have these blocks already made.
I cut up all of the pieces for the December block and have them ready to go using my stacked paper plate method.
With paper piecing you have pieces numbered from 1 to a certain number. I just stack the plates one on top of each other with the fabric for each piece on each plate and the pieces stay in order and together.