Thanks to the responses about spray basting, I decided to give it another try, after a few flops several years ago. I'm so excited!! Using the Sullivans brand, I took everything outside, laid a sheet on the deck, then the backing, sprayed, laid down the batting, then sprayed the batting, then placed the top on the sandwich. The top wasn't holding as well, so I sprayed the back of the top, then placed the top on the sandwich, and everything stayed together! Because I was going to be handling this quilt a lot during the quilting process, (I wasn't going to use my Grace GMQ frame this time), I also pressed
the front and back as well. (That was an excellent tip)! The quilt is approximately 60 x 60, and I was able to do all the stitch in the ditch sewing, without any fabric moving around or getting loose.
Thanks everyone for sharing their tips, I'm very excited that I now have another option other than Sharon Shamber's method, which is excellent as well. For me, I think it depends upon the type of quilting that I'm doing, and how long
it will take me to complete the project! For a long term quilting project, or maybe something that is very detailed in the actual quilting, I will probably still use Sharon's method.
Kathy in CA