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Thread: that purple thang

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    that purple thang

    I went to a lqs and saw this and had to have it.not really knowning what to do with it. I think.beause it was purple I just thought I had to have it.yes there is one born every min.I guess it was mine. Min,but anyway want do you really use it for?

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    Well, what exactly is it called?
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    what does it look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aronel View Post
    Well, what exactly is it called?
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    what does it look like?
    It's called "That Purple Thang" and it looks kind of like a purple chopstick. I have one but don't know where it is right now. It's supposed to be something like a stiletto and I'd probably find it useful if I could find it at all.

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    I use mine all the time as a stiletto, for holding down those pesky seams when I sew over them.

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    Oh, I love my Purple Thang! I use it as a stiletto, to push out the corners or smooth a turned curve, hook the loop when bringing up the bobbin thread & use the flat end to "finger press" a short seam. I lives underneath the extension table on my machine along with my thread snip scissors, seam ripper and seam gauge (yes, I still use one of those things on occasion!)
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    I use it as a stiletto or as a bodkin for elastic, cord, etc.

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    It's a pretty useful thing. The square end is a perfect 1/4 inch measure. The pointy end has a slight curve so it's perfect to smooth out the seam when you turn a curved seam. It has a slot so you can use it to run ribbon or yarn or elastic thru a casing. I'm sure there's a jillion other uses for it.

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    Pat, I couldn't live without my seam guages. One of the best products out there. Maybe because I grew up with one.lol

    Quote Originally Posted by texpat45 View Post
    Oh, I love my Purple Thang! I use it as a stiletto, to push out the corners or smooth a turned curve, hook the loop when bringing up the bobbin thread & use the flat end to "finger press" a short seam. I lives underneath the extension table on my machine along with my thread snip scissors, seam ripper and seam gauge (yes, I still use one of those things on occasion!)
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    This is my FAVORITE tool! the little square end fits RIGHT between the sides on my 1/4 inch foot. I can hold down any pesky seams that need to go opposite of where they THINK they should! The pointy end I use like a stylus- to hold that LAST little end I"m sewing on to stay on line...and I used it as a point turner. I think last could I had THREE... and yes, it says RIGHT on it "That Purple THANG" lol

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    I love my Purple Thang! Great for using like a stiletto, running ribbon in a casing, and I even use it to hold up my hair when I have a power surge!
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    Thanks uall I had a pretty good ideal how to use it but uall put so many other ways also.it was just one of those things I thought I had to have. Iam glad I did

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    I have one of those. I know you can use it to remove those little white bits of leftover paper when peicing. The slit is to run a ribbon through so you can hang it around your neck and keep it close at hand. It works great as a stilletto. I'm not sure what else but I just had to have one to because it was purple.
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    I never thought I'd use mine but boy it's handy. I use it to push out corners, hold down the 1/4 inch seam allowances at intersections, help turn tiny objects inside out, the 1/4 inch gauge is handy....I did thread a piece of ribbon through the hole to hang it up and so it doesn't get lost.

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    It was invented by Lynn Graves of Chama, NM for just the uses you describe. She likes purple.

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    I use it for pushing out corners and ends. I thing you can use it also to thread laces and elastic in things

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    I love my Purple Thang! It sits beside my sewing machine, right next to my little sharp scissors. I reach for it all the time, even use it to pick fuzz of my foot. The foot the sewing machine that is ... I keep finding uses for it!

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    My purple thing is right beside my sewing machine all the time, along with my snippets!! Love both.
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    I picked up one, and have already used mine for pushing out corners. I can see many uses for it. I also like purple.
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    I bought one a couple of years ago - and now I need to find it and sounds like it will be a great tool.
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    I use chopsticks.

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    I have one and I like the various purpose its for but i find that its a lil flimsy when im pushing out corners.. otherwise its a pretty creative notion..

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    I love mine.........I've had it for years.

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    Also love that purple thing.Great for turning points
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    I have one and I simply love it. It works for a lot of things..great for pushing out the corners of a square, etc., etc. I love that "thang".
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