I have a question for those of you who have, like me, stitched their right hand middle finger bloody in the process of appliquéing. Usually, I don't use a thimble (I am a stab quilter and there also hardly ever need a thimble), but I have been hitting the very same spot on my middle finger repeatedly so that I broke the horny skin that had formed and now, with every stitch that needs a little more push, I hit into the same spot...
So, my question to you is this: which thimbles do you prefer to use to avoid such desasters (I was forced to stop work and was watching TV and doing Sudokus all night...)? In my usual sewing life, I use and love my men's tailor's thimble, which is a dimpled steel ring without top to allow for circulation - no sweaty fingers... I know, some love Becky's for quilting, others swear by their plastic or leather thimbles for sewing. Which do you use for appliqué in particular? Is there anything like a strong yet flexible silicone out on the market?
Greetings from the Rhine,