This is the bit I can't stand. Basting. I don't mind anything else, even binding (although I do it all by machine). But basting the quilt sandwich is horrible. Even if I did have the floor space, I wouldn't do it on there as my back would give out.
I do have a great table for doing it though, its old enough that scratches from the pins don't matter. The whole process just bores me and it nevers seems to go together easily.