Someone suggested to use a Q-snap frame for basting their quilt. This might work well for you. Bast the layers together on the Q-snap and quilt your normal way. I do hand quilt on my Q-snap but as others have mentioned you need some slack. I put my quilt into the frame and get it all tight and smooth. When I am sure all the layers are perfect, I then gently push down on the center of the frame with my hand until I get the slack I want.