Do you have rules in the way you stitch? (i.e., Do you start in the middle? Do you determine which blocks to stitch first? Do you always start from the top or the bottom? Do you have special paths to prevent wasting thread?)
Yes I always stitch the same way. If an ornament then I work each color til it is done. But if it is a large piece then I divide it in quarters and start on the top right. If really big then when I start in the top right I will also section that off as well. I also use petite needles as you don't waste as much thread and I do have a special way of stitching paths to not waste thread.