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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    It's made from wood, is kind of flat, maybe 1/2" or so wide. I don't know how long or how thick, but it is used to push out corners when turning something right-side out. I've done notions searches on several sites and can't find it. Did I dream it up?

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    I just use a chop stick or wood pencil (usually the eraser side).

    There is a tool to do it. I know someone will remember the name....

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    Sounds like a stiletto to me.

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    I have one but it's made out of clear plastic...it's long like a chop stick.

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    No, it isn't a stiletto. It's wider and flat. Imagine a tongue depresser that comes to a point rather than rounder but made from a much less flexible wood.

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    I use a large...size 15 knitting needle for this.

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    You can use a shish kabob skewer to do that if you can't get to a LQS, Hancock's, Hobby Lobby or Joann's to pick one up. Hancock's and Joann's have 50% off all their quilting notions thru Monday.
    Are you talking about a wooden presser?

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    Try a point turner

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    I'm wondering if you are thinking of a point turner that Eleanor Burns uses....but I believe it's plastic. I use a bobkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I just use a chop stick or wood pencil (usually the eraser side).
    Same here or a knitting needle, the really long ones.

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    It's called a point turner and it's usually made of bamboo or ceramic. I got a couple at Jo-Ann's. good luck

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    You really don't want to use a stiletto or something too sharp because it could poke right through your corner point. I use something that is totally free-- when you purchase a gallon of milk that comes in a plastic container quite often the handle hold is not totally cut out. That little piece of plastic is a total gem that works perfectly and doesn't cost anything.

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    Thanks so much for your help. I knew I could count on The Board. It's terrible when the mind starts to go!! I could describe that I needed the tool to push out the points on corners, but do you think I could think of the simple term "Point Turner?" I need a new brain. Thanks again for the help.

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    There is the point turner,
    and then there is the purple thangy that pushes, pulls etc

    I use the tip of my hemostat.

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    Sounds to me like the other end of a hera marker. I use it to push corners out.

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    Is this what you are talking about?
    It is a pointer turner.
    I use it when I make Dresden plates.

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    It sounds like something you would use to "finger press" the fabric. I've seen them in Clotilda's catalog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
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    Me too!! Love my purple thang!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    me too...best thing out there!

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    I believe its a bone folder book binders use them for sharp edges. there is a round end and a pointed end.

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    I use a point turner. I got mine at JoAnn's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    It's made from wood, is kind of flat, maybe 1/2" or so wide. I don't know how long or how thick, but it is used to push out corners when turning something right-side out. I've done notions searches on several sites and can't find it. Did I dream it up?
    This sounds like a wooden iron. Does it have a slanted end that tapers towards the other end? If so, it's a wooden iron.

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    I love my "Purple Thang" so much I bought another one in case I lose the first!

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