Quilters love these sleek tools! They are used by quilters and sewers to get a more crisp press than just a finger will give. They are just right for use sitting at your machine or sewing table and avoiding many extra trips to the ironing board.
The pressing head and body are 1/2" wide and the tool is 7" long. The standard pressing head is at a comfortable to use 45° angle. It is small enough to use for paper piecing and small quilting blocks. It is smooth and will not snag, yet the "toe" end is crisp enough to catch and move the fabric if desired.
The four patch, nine patch and pinwheel blocks in this photo were all pressed right at the machine.
The only decoration on the smooth surface of the tool is a set of 3 slightly flattened beads near the pressing end (4 on the 60° ends). They provide an interesting texture and resting place for the index finger on the presser end. The double ended presser has a 45° head on end end and a 60° end on the other. Orientation of the two heads may differ from the picture.
Many hand made point turners have bloated points, too thick to get into a tight seam or corner. The ideal shape for a point turner is that of a dull lead pencil, long and pointed enough to get down into a tight spot, rounded enough not to poke holes in your fabric. There is a dull lead pencil from my shop in this picture as a visual aid.