This well made, well balanced tool is a must have for your tool kit. The pointed end is nice to have for turning seams in applique. (I am using it along side of my wooden toothpick.) You can also use the pointy end for feeding fabric under the needle when machine piecing and other times when your finger is too big. Use the flat end to press seams when an iron is not handy. Watch the video for more on this dandy tool!