Get Sew Organized April Challenge: Stabilizers

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

Are you busy cleaning out drawers, organizing your house, doing your Spring cleaning in April in the midst of all this madness? Are you organizing your sewing spaces? Ready for April’s challenge, Stabilizer Organization?

My gracious, there are so many kinds of stabilizers, one for every need. How do you keep them tidy? How do you keep them organized? I know that I sure need help with that. I have bins for different types of stabilizers, but those rolls that won’t fit in a bin are just stacked on a shelf. Yuck!

Then there’s the labeling. I always try to put the label from the stabilizer wrapper inside the tube with the instruction sheet that comes with the stabilizer. Even when I’m disciplined enough to do that, I still have to pull them out to figure what’s what.

So we have a couple of notions to help with stabilizer organization.

Over-the-Door Stabilizer Organizer

Over the door stabilizer organization

This stabilizer organizer is terrific! The organizer is 63″ long and 24″ wide. Made of natural color cotton sheeting, it has clear vinyl pockets. The edges are neatly bound, so it looks great. Four metal hooks which fit and hang over the door add space-saving functionality.

I love that it hangs over the door, has multiple see-through pockets that hold short and long rolls of stabilizer. Label the pockets with an erasable marker or put on a tape label, and tell at a glance what’s what.

Slap Bracelets For Your Stabilizers

Wrap up your loose stabilizer in these Stabilizer Wraps. Reminiscent of slap bracelets, these wraps work the same way. You can also write on them, so you don’t forget which stabilizer is wash away, cut away, or tear away. Each pack of Stabilizer Wraps includes 16 wraps.

Show Us Your Stabilizer Organization

We’d love to see a before and after picture of your efforts organizing your stabilizers. So post one or more pictures here in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or on Instagram. Please use BOTH the hashtags #RMSVstabilizerchallenge and #RMSVGetSewOrganized when you post. That way, we can find you when you post, and enter your name in the drawing for the $100 gift card to be awarded May 2 after the Stabilizer Organization challenge closes.

So, order some of these great stabilizer organization aids, and get started on this month’s “Get Sew Organized” challenge.

Post your pictures by May 1, 2020 for the April Stabilizer Challenge. And remember, if you use of the the products we mentioned for this challenge, and include that product in your picture, your name will be entered twice for the drawing.

Please post to only one of the venues. For example, there is no need to post the same pictures to both Facebook and this blog.

Multiple pictures are most welcome! You’ll have to post more than one comment on both Facebook and in the comment section of this blog in order to post more than one picture. If you struggle getting your pictures posted, feel free to email them to me, and I will post them for you. (

See my previous blog for all the details on the 2020 Get Sew Organized challenge.

Notions Available Online

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Cathy Ellsaesser

Thanks for posting and good luck with all your organizing efforts!


As you can see, stabilizer organization is currently one of my challenges! 🙊 I’m hoping to redo my sewing space this year to help tame everything!

Cathy Ellsaesser

More from Ginny:

“The second photo shows the over-the-door stabilizer holder that is now on the back of my sewing room door. It allows me to see every stabilizer at a glance. I have the rolls arranged by type of stabilizer so it is even easier to find exactly what I need. “

Cathy Ellsaesser

Here’s a couple of pictures sent in by Ginny Zachman. Great job meeting the stabilizer challenge, Ginny!
She says, “I am so glad you helped me find a way to organize my stabilizer! Thank you!
This photo shows my old organizational method: two plastic tubs filled to the brim with rolls of stabilizer to hunt through with each project I was working on.”

Cathy Ellsaesser

Good talking with you. My email is

Ginny Zachman

Hi Cathy,
I’m trying to post a couple of photos of my stabilizer but can not figure out how to attach them Would you please call me or explain how to proceed after I’ve browsed for the photos and opened them? I get that far, but they don’t appear in the comment. Thank you.

Cathy Ellsaesser

Thanks for posting. I have your name entered for the drawing on May 2. Good luck!

Sue Fulton

This is how I have organized my stabilizer for years. The holder is just a closet shoe rack and the tags are from Anita Goodesgin.

Cathy Ellsaesser

Sweet! I’ve got you entered in the April Challenge drawing with two entries. Thanks for posting. It looks great and “sew” organized.

Jan Heimbecher

The over-the-door organizer faces the inside of a walk-in closet so I couldn’t get far enough away to take a full picture of it. I used a few stabilizer wraps in the lowest row. The big circular tin is great for the bigger rolls of stabilizers.