I decided to ask hubby if he could make a pole to hold the pool noodle up off of the floor so I wasn't kicking it as I was machine quilting. Well, he bought a piece of PVC pipe, ends for the pipe and some chain. This is what he came up with. Easy on the pocket book and works like a charm. Batting rolls easily as I advance the top and bottom rails.
Loaded with batting
Chain on end of pipe unit which just loops over the side frame
Pool noodle (added part of a second noodle to make it long enough for my frame)