Huge, huge thanks to those ladies who were talking about using spray adhesive basting and to the one who posted the link to the tutorial on how to layer the pieces with the baste. Oh my word - I tried it today and the clouds parted and the angels sang - talk about so, so much easier!!!!!!!! Layered beautifully, stayed together beautifully and I'm actually trying my first machine quilting (straight line stitch in the ditch, but still - BIG step for me!!)
Ladies - you are wonderful - thanks for all the help and fun that's here on this board. Wish I knew how to post pics - when this baby quilt is done, I'd like to try to show it off!!