The first thing I would like to introduce to you from my sewing table is a hemostat. I
Hemostats are traditionally used during surgical procedures to clamp blood vessels. Gadget guru's use them as a heat-sink for soldering circuits among other things I don't always understand. I use them for turning tubes of fabric. Hemostats are long and thin, so they are perfect for sliding a tube of fabric over. The ends are rigid for gripping so they hold well to a piece of fabric without damaging it.
I have also used the hemostat in helping me to thread my serger. I seem to have much more control with the hemostat than I do with with clunky pair of tweezers that came with the machine.
Hemostats come in different lengths and can be ordered from places like Amazon for just a couple dollars. I highly recommend having a pair handy.
What do you have on your work table that is a favorite?