the weekend before Hurricane Sandy, I was trying to get a baby quilt finished so I had some hand work when we lost power (I knew we would, since we lose power for no apparent reason several times a year - we have a generator, thank goodness!)
I grabbed the elmer's school glue, and ackkkkk... it was all dried up and useless. Then I spotted the box of glue sticks I had sitting there.
I used the glue stick in small areas, ironed it nice and flat to the batting and kept doing that til the whole thing was "glue basted" front and back.
I worked GREAT!!! I was able to machine quilt it with very little effort!!! I have NOT been successful pin basting, I have NO idea what I am doing wrong when I pin baste, but that is for another day's efforts.
Hope this helps someone else!!