Hi Shannon - have a look at this - it shows you how to use your loop turner .... http://www.mareepigdon.com/tool3.html
I am partial to the seam ripper and a great pair of small scissors that were my grandmothers. Also a new item - a beautiful claret ash and green velvet pin cushion that Dad turned for me for my birthday. Bigger than the last one he made me and just so darn handy.
Love my Husqvarna Optima 630 sewing machine.
I'd be lost without my invisible zipper foot! And a large builders square for drafting patterns with - nice and heavy so it doesn't move, and extra-long sides makes it perfect for that sort of thing.
Oh, and having two pin cushions. That way I don't have to remember to carry my pin cushion from my cutting/pinning table to my sewing machine table each time (which is something I used to forget far too often! Small thing, but annoying when you sit down to sew to have to get back up and cross the room for about the tenth time in 15 minutes).
Definitely a stitch ripper and my left handed pinking shears!
That's a great tip Casey - I'm going to give that a go on my current project, thanks.