A search of my storage box reveals that I have more than enough towels to back the quilt.
There are lots of Kabuki related ones and a few Scout related ones and even a list of the names of the 47 ronin ... how samurai can you get?
Second discovery is that if I remove all the furniture and the ladder to the loft, I can make enough space to lay the quilt out for basting. That was a pressing worry.
I would like to arrange the towels so there is no up or down...left or right. There is some variety of width and length depending on the maker which makes it a little tricky too. Too bad all my daughters live so far away as they are good at making those decisions for me.