quilter_gal wrote: Well, my magic heavy-stuff-totin' angel just left yesterday on deployment, so rather than wait two months to set it up again, I drew this sketch and hope it gives you the idea. The perspective is all off, but I think you can see how simple it is. :)
I don't usually use many clips - I use some binder clips along one edge so that I can go around to the other side and pull the backing taut.
But, I find that the OSB is so rough that it grabs the fabric and holds it for me.
Then I align one corner and two edges of the batt and pull it smooth, then the top. I start basting in the center of one side, working from the center to the left and then back to the center and working right. Then I do another "row" of basting a few inches farther away from me, again starting in the center and working left and then starting back in the center and working right.
When the area within a comfortable reach has been basted, I fold the quilt in 5-6" folds and pull the whole thing toward me, aligning the edge of the fold with the edge of the table and pulling the quilt taut on all sides.
Then I baste everything within a comfortable reach again. I use either the tagging gun, curved safety pins or straight pins with Pinmoors. :)