Over the last few months, we've been planning to move my sewing space down to our garage. Until now, I've been sewing in the study and slowly taking over more and more space in there, so it was a joint decision to clean up the garage (which was really full of junk) and move my sewing stuff down there.
Over the weekend, I decided to have a look on a secondhand website for a sewing cabinet on the off chance that there might be one. And by total and complete luck there was - an Australian made Horn sewing cabinet no less. I'm really not sure how I fluked it - these cabinets have such a brilliant reputation pretty much no one ever sells them second hand and it was just on a whim I even checked. Fate I tell you. I came home with us on Sunday :o)
So over the last few days, my amazing man has been cleaning out the crap to make room for me to set up down there.
There are a couple of features I especially love about this set up - I can sink my machine down so it's flush with the table top, which is going to make quilting SO much easier. Not having to drag the quilt up onto the bed of my machine will make it a lot less jerky doing large quilting motifs. Plus I can use my knee lift bar for the first time. I still haven't actually sewn on my new desk (I have just finished moving everything in) but I'm hoping to get a chance to soon.
Right next to my sewing desk is a wall with a big sheet of plyboard stuck to it - this will become my design wall. I'm planning on stretching some batting over it and nailing it on (I think that should work?) My current design wall is movable - so I'll use it next to this one if I need extra space.
I'm very happy that I can FINALLY hang my awesome hoop Katy made me last year in the Sailors Mouth Swap right near my machine. I want to hand my other swap mini quilts to cover the bricks too - need to figure that one out...
My old sewing desk has moved down as well, and set up as my cutting station. This table used to house my machine and my cutting mat, so I feel like I have SO much space. I'm able to access it from both sides too, which will be really handy.
Just to keep it real, this is what the other side of the garage looks like. I'll be sharing it with the bikes and camping gear - but don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I fully realise how lucky I am to have a space like this set up for sewing!