I have a shortarm setup. I've been pinning my back to the lining bar then the take-up bar. Then putting the batting on, then pinning the top to the top bar then floating it at the start. But I haven't mastered basting it with the machine like they do in videos. So this morning I spray glued the quilt top to the batting. Then I pinned on the back to the two bars and took of the bar for the quilt top, then just floated the top and batting on the backing. I pinned across the top of the sandwich until I got the first row done. This was soooo much easier.