multiple shields, wiring and mega 2560

In trying to develop a project that uses multple sensors and also uses a TFT dislay, I havee run into the challenge of connecting wires to the Arduino mega 2560 board and still having the ability to place my 2.3" tft display shield into the pins.

how does one run both a sensor shiel and a tft shield at the same time?

puzzled....

First you make sure the two shields don't have any pin conflicts.

Second you make sure the bottom shield has stackable headers (long male pins on bottom and female sockets on top).

Third, if your bottom shield has connectors you make sure your plugs will fit in the gap between the bottom and top shields. If not, add another layer of stackable headers.