The 2020 Spring Garage Sale has been cancelled.

Please stay tuned for more information on our Garage Sale Occasional Shop, coming soon!

 

Are you an artist, student, maker, DIYer, or simply love a bargain? Join us for a celebration of thrift and fiber art! With a warehouse stacked high with fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more at garage sale prices, the possibilities of what you can create are endless!

The beauty of the Garage Sale is that it brings together artists, makers, and textile lovers from across the region and provides materials at unbelievably affordable prices – all while raising significant financial support for Textile Center, and promoting better care for our environment through reuse.

Located at the University of Minnesota ReUse Program Warehouse

Dates will be updated–stay tuned!

These April 2020 Dates are hereby cancelled:

Donate Materials: Thursday, April 16, 10 am – 7 pm
Shop the Preview Sale: Friday, April 17, 5:30 – 8 pm
Shop the Big Sale: Saturday, April 18, 8 am – 4 pm

Thursday, April 16 • 10 am – 7 pm

Bring donations to 2811 Weeks Ave SE (behind the ReUse Program Warehouse). From Como Ave SE, turn south on 29th Ave East, then right onto Weeks Ave. Look for a large garage door and driveway on your right. Pull up, pop your trunk, and volunteers will help unload. All donations are tax-deductible; ask for your donation receipt when you drop off. Please donate in recyclable or reusable boxes or tubs.

Please note: Due to limited storage space, we are unable to accept donated materials prior to Thursday, April 16, 2020. If you want to donate but cannot hold on to your items until Donation Day, please see if family or friends can help store your items until then.

Wondering what materials we accept and don’t accept? See our handy donation tips here!

Friday, April 17 • 5:30 – 8 pm

ADVANCED Tickets are currently not available. If you purchased a ticket for the (now postponed) April 2020 Preview Sale, you will be contacted soon by Textile Center staff for options.

Location: UMN ReUse Program Warehouse • 883 29th Ave SE Minneapolis 55414
Parking: Free in Lot C66 across the street

Beat the crowds, enjoy music from D.J. Rey, and refreshments! The Preview Sale offers first chance at all the goods the Garage Sale has to offer, including the “Oval Room” of premium merchandise such as sewing machines, looms, high quality yarns and fabrics.

Fabric by the Bag: Fill a bag with fabric and patterns for just $10 a bag (bag provided)! Excludes vintage & upscale fabric found in Oval Room. Available at both the Preview Sale & Big Sale!

Saturday, April 18 • 8 am – 4 pm

Location: U of MN ReUse Program Warehouse • 883 29th Ave SE Minneapolis 55414
Parking: $5 in Lot C66 across the street

The greatest textile garage sale under the sun! A plethora of fiber finds plus the “Oval Room” of premium merchandise. Get a glimpse of the Big Sale Day in our video here!

Fabric by the Bag: Fill a bag with fabric and patterns for just $10 a bag (bag provided)! Excludes vintage & upscale fabric found in Oval Room. Available at both the Preview Sale & Big Sale!

Bag Sale: 3 – 4 pm. Everything must go! All you can stuff into a bag (paper grocery-sized) for $5. If it doesn’t fit, it’s 50% off!

The Garage Sale is powered by hundreds of volunteers! Help sort, price, and sell items donated by individuals and businesses.  We couldn’t do it without you!

See volunteer job descriptions here.  

Thursday, April 16 – Donation Day
Friday, April 17 – Preview Sale Day
Saturday, April 18 – Big Garage Sale Day!

Saturday volunteers are invited to attend the Friday Preview Sale for free! Volunteers must stash any purchases, and your selections will be held until after the completion of your volunteer shifts on Saturday.

Sponsor Textile Center’s 20th Annual World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale!

Promote your program or business at this earth-friendly event, and reach more than 2,500 textile & craft enthusiasts.

Our annual World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale is an extraordinary celebration of thrift and fiber art, bringing together artists and makers committed to reusing, recycling, and repurposing.

Learn about the sponsorship opportunities here!

Do you accept credit cards?

  • However, it would help move the line along if you brought cash for the entrance fee!

What items do you take for donations?

How does the end-of-day Bag Sale on Saturday work?

  • At 2:45 pm on Saturday, we will have all shoppers finish checking out and exit the ReUse Center as volunteers and staff prep for the Bag Sale. At 3 pm, we will reopen the doors — all you can fit in a grocery sized bag for $5 per bag! If it doesn’t fit in a bag, it’s 50% off.

Why is there a higher ticket cost for the Preview Sale?

  • The Preview Sale offers FIRST DIBS on all items of the Garage Sale, including our “Oval Room” section of premium merchandise! This a fun, exclusive first night of shopping with a DJ and snacks for those who pay the ticket price!

What about the weather? Is there a chance the event will be cancelled if it’s looking bad?

  • We always pay close attention to the weather! We will post any decisions about rescheduling or adjusting the timing of the event on our website homepage, main garage sale webpage, social media AND send an email to our e-newsletter recipients as soon as the decisions are made!

Can I donate my items before the scheduled donation day?

  • Due to limited storage at our facility, we cannot accommodate any donations before the schedule donation day: Thursday, April 16, 2020. Questions? Please contact Nathaniel Ansari at nansari@textilecentermn.org.

What time will the doors open for the Preview Sale?

  • Attendees can start lining up outside as early as they’d like, however, we will not allow the line to come inside until 30 min before the sale beings due to setup.

Where do I park?

  • See “Preview Sale” and “Big Sale” tabs for parking info for each day.

Can I pay at the door?

  • Discounted tickets for the Friday Preview Sale are available for advanced purchase online at a lower price, but you may also pay at the door. The Saturday entrance fee of $3 must be paid at the door.