I'm so glad to be able to have hardwood floors in my apartment. Not only do they have a lot of character, but they are the perfect setup for preparing to quilt. I use masking tape to tape the back of the quilt to the floor. This allows it to stay nice and flat and helps to eliminate bunches in the fabric.
I start in the middle on the long side, move to the other long edge, than start in the middle on the short ends. I slowly move my way out until it's all secure.
I lay down the batting, and than the quilt top, making sure each is smoothed out. Than I use safety pins to pin it all on place, holding all the layers together.
After it's all together, I un-tape the back layer, and it's ready to be quilted!