I have never seen anything but creating the straight line then basting it down. Pinning it to a roller is an option? I wish there were a book on this.....I am not even sure how you would unload a quilt once it's quilted or turn it to do the borders. I am sure many of us could use some reference material. I have 5 Quilts Of Valor to quilt and I am so scared I am going to load it wrong once I get to the comfort point of quilting these.