Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
-Anais Nin
I wanted to show you a tool I love for all my machine piecing but it really makes my skirt fly up when I am doing machine applique’. I love me some stiletto…

It is great for guiding the fabric under the presser foot. You can keep the fabric in perfect alignment almost until it reaches the needle!

Someone you know has managed to sew her finger on 3 separate occasions. Yes people I have pierced and my finger…sewn it into the mac
hine! While this causes extreme pain and results in some ugly words being spoken at Silver Thimble Headquarters….I found the solution was to use the dang stiletto. It works too! I happen to be one of those quilters that gets up close and way to personal with my sewing so it is safer for me to use the stiletto. It is also a good idea to make sure you have your tetanus shots up to date. (well in my case anyway.) I do not recommend that you use the stiletto for stabbing food or scratching a bug bite. Use it for its intended purpose. I’m just sayin!