Not only is Nicole funny, but she's downright GENIUS. She passed along a trick to me that I'll in turn pass along to you. Instead of using pins to anchor your patterns down to your fabric, try using washers. Yep, as in Home Depot washers.
Gone are the days when you will mar your patterns and spend precious time carefully pinning your pattern to the fabric. Slap some washers on instead; the weight of them will keep your pattern in place and it really will make cutting so much quicker and easier. Dare I say, even more fun.
Thank you, Nicole!