Save Your Fingers
MFG: Colonial Needle Co
Save your fingers! The SixthFinger Stiletto is designed to make quilting and crafting fun and easy. The split fork is perfectly slanted to get into the tightest places.The easy grip handle makes this a pleasure to use. The SixthFinger Stiletto keeps fingers a safe distance from sewing machine needle or hot iron when getting in close. Perfect for appliqué and embellishing.
Save your fingers! This tool is designed to make quilting and crafting fun and easy:
- The SixthFinger Stiletto is great to use for quilting, sewing, and crafting projects.
- Use for machine appliqué, embellishments, hems, and bindings also ribbon embroidery.
- It protects your fingers when ironing, gets in tight places with ease, and allows you to safely work very close to the needle of your machine.
- Using a larger piece of fabric the task is much easier and the fabric won't fray as you turn it under and your fingers won't have to work so hard to manipulate tiny edges.
- The split fork is perfectly slanted to get into the tightest places.
Use for quilting, sewing and crafting projects
Use for machine appliqué, embellishments, hems and bindings
Use for ribbon embroidery
Use for Appliqué
1. Begin with a template. The picture is using a manila file folder, cut to desired shape, as the template.
2. Cut fabric " inch larger than the template.
3. Moisten around the fold line of your fabric. (Water or diluted starch)
4. Using the flat prong of the 6th Finger Stiletto, begin at an edge and fold fabric up to the template.
5. With a dry iron, press the material up to the edge of the template, while holding the edge under the iron with the Stiletto.
6. Now use the pointed prong and manipulate the fabric under the iron as you press around the edge of the template.
7. Allow fabric to dry while pressing.
8. Once all the edges are pressed, THEN trim to the 1/4 inch allowance and continue to appliqué using your favorite method. This is ideal even for the needle turner... You will still have a hand done appliqué, it will just have perfect edges!
NOTE: Using this technique allows you to use a much larger piece of fabric than the pattern calls for. By using a larger piece, the task is much easier. Your fabric won't fray as you turn it under, your fingers won't have to work so hard to manipulate tiny edges, and you won't burn your fingers. Your edges will be perfect and then you trim away the excess. You can make dozens of appliqué pieces at once, then apply them. Project time will be cut in half!