This is how I pre-stage my hexagons before basting them. I put them in order for the blocks. I pin them and line them all up. There are twelve hexies to my pattern blocks, so when I start basing, I pick up the next twelve blocks and start to stitch them. I have this paper plate sitting next to me on the side table. If company comes over, I can just grab up the plate quick and hide it in the other room. It is quick and easy. (One less mess among many).