This tool is awesome for preparing English Paper Piecing (or Applique') with starch and Premium Freezer Paper. It saves your fingertip and fingernail from the hot iron. Due to the angle of the tip, it becomes a natural extension of your finger, helping you handle your pieces with ease. It is adjustable to fit any size or shape finger. It also works great to offer finger protection when using a sewing machine by keeping your fingertip away from moving needles or moving parts. Another way to use it is to open seam allowances and follow the stiletto with the iron while holding the seams open. This is a notion you can not do without!