After the batting and backing are cut to fit, the top and batting are pinned every few inches around the perimeter and then the two layers are rolled together for transport to the quilt frame in the basement. It takes some trial and error to line all three layers up on the frame. A small inconsistency in tension or angle could become a big problem as the quilt is stitched and winds onto the front roller.
Now that everything is in place I just have to decide which of several design options to use for the hand quilting. Hmm - diagonals, squares, curvy lines, hearts, zig zag - too many options. Maybe I should take a vote.