How many of you "heat pin"?
By that I mean, press your pieces together just before sewing them?
I find that it helps keep the pieces together without my having to worry about aligning edges. I do have my cordless "at my elbow" so it's no problem with having to get up, plus it keeps me "moving" at the waist. :-P
I do pin when I need to keep points right on, but sometimes pins just distort pieces a bit and since my steam is always on, it's like having starched the fabric. Works for me.