The wooden iron is used to open seams or press seams to the side when quilting. A handy tool to have when working on applique pieces. Reintroduced to today’s quilter, this antique sewing tool makes a great seam picker when stitches are too fine for a regular ripper. Use it to guide fabric under the foot of your sewing machine. Applique quilt makers find it handy for turning under edges. It’s 3 1/2 inches long when closed and has a ring so you can wear it on a chain or ribbon.