For years now, “That Purple Thang” has been a secret weapon that quilters and crafters alike love to use. Some of our instructors require this notion for their classes because it’s just so useful! I like to keep one beside my machine at all times. Such a great little “thang” to have close at hand.
Click here to purchase one of these hand gadgets. Here are just a few of the many things it’s good for:
1. Curved end to serve as a sewing stiletto.
2. Has 1/4″ square at the end. Good for checking that 1/4″ seam that quilter’s live by!
3. Has a slot for feeding up to 1/2″ elastic or ribbon through casings, etc.
4. Try it as you sew ruffles in lieu of a ruffling foot on your machine.
5. Point turner.
6. Finger press.
Check out the video below as Sue demonstrates all of these uses. Perhaps you have another purpose for this tool, please let us know.