Whether need to hold down one bit of braiding, or two at the same time - love it!
What about sewing down that last bit of seam line? Or any of those little bits of applique? Again, I grab the SewMate. Isn't it nice to have so many great gadgets? Another I have used is the 6th finger Stiletto. Similar to the SewMate with its two large prongs. Right now, the SewMate is my next best friend (for saving my fingers).
Check this cool gadget out on The Sew Box section for Quilting, Sewing Notions.