This is the BEST thimble I have used. I have bought numerous quilting thimbles and for hand quilting, this is far and above the best!! If you get the correct size, It fits snuggly, holds the needle nicely in the divits, and with the open area for your nail, you don't have the fingernail shifting the thimble on your finger as sometimes occurs with the original closed thimbles. I have not had a needle push through as I have with other thimbles. I lost my first one and had to purchase a second. I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially hand quilters.