Thimbles are useful for hand-sewing. New versions are available that will fit any finger on your hand. Thimbles save wear and tear on fingers and help to make quilting stitches go through all layers of fabric and batting.
Thimbles are available in gold, silver, metal, plastic, leather, glass and wood. Getting accustomed to using a thimble may seem difficult at first; persevere and you will find you won't be able to sew without one.