I just watched Nancy's Notions and she showed basting with fusible web. interesting. This is paper backed fusible, on a roll or cut in strips. She used a tiny iron and touched the fusible webbing down onto the quilt back and tore about 1 inch off, moved and repeated, etc.
then laid the batting over the backing and smoothed that down and then ironed fusible in places on the cotton batting and smoothed the top of the quilt down and after removing the paper off of the webbing, ironed it all with steam. Interesting way to tack your quilt for quilting.