I'm working on quilting another top. I bought fleece for backs for about 6 quilts, so I am trying to get them done. This is the way I pin the tops with fleece. I put the fleece down, and just smooth out the part that is nearest me on the edge of the table. The rest of it remains bunched up on the back of the table. I put the top on the fleece and start pinning. I smooth and pin as I go. I don't stretch the fleece taut, just smooth it out. This works for me, and I don't need a huge table to get it done.
I don't know how I am going to quilt this one yet. But I'll start with outlining the blocks somehow, then maybe quilt in the kaleidoscopes.