The equipment needed is three of those pool noodles, some straight pins and nicely ironed quilt top, quilt back and batting.
First, you need to roll those three components on the pool noodles. This is done by (1) pinning the edge of the backing along the pool noodle in 4 or 5 places. The right side of the fabric should be on the outside of the pool noodle and then, (2) carefully roll the fabric snugly around the noodle. Do the same with the batting. Do the same with the top EXCEPT have the wrong side facing out.
Now for the basting part. Place the noodle with the backing in front of you and unroll it about 2 feet. Spray with a basting spray -- I use the 505 spray. I have used Sullivan's as well but that seems to put more mist in the air. Next take the tube with the batting and starting right in front of you, roll it over the sprayed part neatly making sure there are no wrinkles. I apply a little pressure, pulling it away from me once I have an edge basted down.
Next, spray the batting. I don't attempt to spray the whole batt but do lines about a hand width apart as you would do with pins if you were pin basting. Then take the roll with the quilt top and place it down over the batting. Then you can pull the basted part toward you and roll out more of the backing and keep repeating the process until you have everything basted.
Here are the three parts all lined up right in front of me. I actually did most of this sitting down as I am a bit mobility impaired right now. Hopefully this time next year, I will be in better shape after planned surgery!
I have managed to get 8 tops basted this way over the last couple of mornings. I now have batting to do several more. So it is 9 down (one was already pin basted) and 15 to go. This was a relatively painless way to go once I got the process down. I had tried short cuts using only two noodles but didn't work nearly as flawlessly.