I use a thimble when hand sewing and I have tried them all. I have the .98 thimble to the silver custom made expensive one. I found the Wonder Thimble and it is the best thimble I have ever used. Every guild member that tried it at the last sew day wanted one right then. It's inexpensive too! Anyone have one?
http://quilterslittlehelper.com/thimbles.htm scroll down to the Wonder Thimble. So sad the Diamond thimble is not made anymore. I heard it was great so be on the look out at yard sales for one. No affiliation , I just like the product and wanted to share.