i found this the other day and she makes the hand basting look so easy that i may have to try it next time since im not too crazy about safety pins since they never seem to keep everything from bunching up enough for me... i use to pin my stuff to the floor (yay carpet!) to put pins in. after that i tried taping the quilt to my dining room table with painters tape which seemed to work rather well, but you just have to be careful the tape doesnt pull too tight and stretch the back fabric, the table also made it much easier on the back!
I'm thinking that I may try that myself. I'm a novice quilter and have only completed some small doll quilts at this point. I have a larger tied quilt that I just need to complete the binding on. Basting it was a nightmare for me. I have back issues and the only place I really had to do it was on the floor. Very painful for me!
Pins are absolutely out of the question for me. My daughter and 10 month old grandson live with me, and I just don't want to take any extra chances of him getting hold of a stray pin. It's hard enough to keep all of the other stuff away. I'm constantly checking all over to make sure I haven't dropped anything he can get hold of. He is a busybody for sure, lol!
So I might give those boards a try; that method looks like it would work great for me. There's even a hardware store nearby that sells lumber, so I should be able to find what I need there.
Thanks for sharing that link!