Basting tape is thin double-sided tape used to temporarily hold fabric, zippers, and trims in place until they are permanently stitched in place. Basting tape allows you to re-position until you get everything in the right place. It holds more smoothly and consistently than pins. Basting tape is very useful in matching stripes and plaids.
Fabric glue is a time saving method to replace pinning and basting. A regular glue stick can also be used for this purpose. Fabric glue can be used as a permanent “stitching” method of leather, vinyl, felt, and some trims.