A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I don’t know where I originally saw one of these gadgets. It’s been five years or more since I first saw it. Someone was selling them for $10. I made me one from a drink cup which worked ok but kept tipping over on me. When my brother started remodeling his house I asked for a small piece of wood to use and explained why. He surprised me one day by bringing me this.
It has a hole drilled into the center. The seam ripper cap is glued into the hole. So when it’s not in use I can cover the dangerous point. I simply pick up the point part and put it down into the cap.