I am looking for a thimble for hand applique and sewing, but cannot seem to find something that is not bulky. I have tried the sticky dots, an old fashioned metal thimble, a Roxanne's silver thimble, a leather thimble and nothing at all, but I get holes in my finger. Has anyone found a thimble that is flexible but yet will keep my poor old finger from getting holes in the end? I plan on ordering a hand quilting thimble from The Thimble Lady, but still need one for my applique. Anyone have a tried and true thimble?