Basting a quilt in my house is quite an operation. First I have to get out the ironing board so the front and back can be pressed. In my studio I usually just have up a small ironing station. When I have a big job to do I set the big board up in front of one of my computers.
Then I have to extend the leaves of my wonderful cutting table so I have a surface to lay the back, batting, and top out on. This meant moving everything off the cutting table, of course. I choose to pin baste, which meant a lot of pins.
Of course I had only a full size bat for my lap size quilt, so that meant cutting off quite a bit of batting.
After closing all the pins I could finally flip the quilt over to see how well I had stretched out the back. Good enough for a seasonal lap quilt meant for me to enjoy, not to display.
Here's the front, all ready to quilt.