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Textile Garage Sale for fabric enthusiasts
September 22 – 24, at Textile Center

Calling all quilters, sewers, embroiderers, and makers:
Join our Textile Garage Sale for fabric enthusiasts!


Friday, September 22 – Preview Sale Fundraiser (SOLD OUT!)
4 – 7 pm

Saturday, September 23 – Sale Day
10 am – 4 pm

Sunday, September 24 – Discount Sale Day (50% off!)
10 am – 1 pm


Textile Center, located at 3000 University Ave SE, MPLS, MN 55414


At special version of our sale (Textile Garage Sale for fabric enthusiasts), shop discounted sewing machines, fabric, notions, needlework and stitching supplies, and sewing patterns!

September Sale Details


  • Friday, Sept 22, 4 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23, 10 – 4 pm
  • Sunday, Sept 24, 10 – 1 pm


  • 2 hours of shopping time per ticket
  • Cashless shopping experience — Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover accepted
  • Show your emailed ticket on your mobile device (or bring a printed copy) for scanning at entry
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Bring your own shopping bag, but do not bring a cart
  • Open to shoppers of all ages, and all shoppers need a ticket. Children 16 or under need to be accompanied by an adult. Please note: due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate strollers at this event.


  • Friday, September 22, 4 – 7 pm (FRIDAY SALE IS SOLD OUT!)
    • $25 entry tickets (Preview Sale Fundraiser – get first dibs on merchandise!)
  • Saturday, September 23, 10 am – 4 pm
    • $2 – $5 entry tickets
  • Sunday, September 24, 10 am – 1 pm
    • FREE entry & discount day (50% off your purchase!)
  • When you arrive, show your emailed ticket on your mobile device (or bring a printed copy) at entry, and we will scan the QR code
  • Tickets are non-refundable

Click to get tickets for Saturday!


  • By appointment only
  • 10 min time slots, Wednesday, September 13, from 11 am – 7 pm


We are all set for volunteers for this sale. A big thank you you to those who signed up to help out at the sale!


Get a $5 off coupon for your Garage Sale purchase if you show a digital or printed receipt for a September or October Textile Center class registration!

Coupon will be provided upon entering the sale.



DRIVING? Here are some parking options:

Textile Center lots

  • 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis MN (directly behind our building)
  • 3018 University Ave SE (two doors east of Textile Center)

Pratt Community School lot (Friday + Saturday only!)

  • 66 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Art+Architecture East Lot

  • 3320 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (parking lot east of the building — at the corner of University Ave and Bedford)

U of M Prospect Park Ramp

  • Located at 390 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (right near the light rail station, and only a two-block walk to Textile Center)
  • Rates (when Event parking is not in effect) are $3/hr during times of high demand (9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday); $1/hr at all other times

Street parking in the neighborhood

  • Look out for parking signs, including permit-only parking areas


Get a $5 off coupon for the sale!

  • Textile Center is located just steps from the Prospect Park Green Line Station (29th Ave SE).
  • Coupon will be provided upon entering the sale.


Get a $5 off coupon for the sale!

Go green and ride your bike to the sale! Coupon will be provided upon entering the sale.

Where to park your bike:

  • 3 bike racks on our corner of University Ave SE and Arthur Ave SE
  • Several large bike racks just west of the Light Rail Station on the corner of 29th Ave SE and University Ave SE (about a 2 minute walk)


Did your shopping success lead to too much to carry? Leave your items with a volunteer, and pull up your vehicle to our loading zone!

The loading zone is just off University Ave SE on Arthur Ave (west of our building), and will be marked with signs.

The Beauty of the Textile Garage Sale


The Textile Garage Sale…

  • Brings together artists, makers, and textile lovers from across the region

  • Provides materials at highly discounted prices

  • Diverts fiber art supplies from landfills, promoting better care for our environment through reuse

  • Provides support for Textile Center’s artistic and educational programs

How to Donate

Thanks for thinking about Textile Center for your donations of textiles and fiber art supplies!

  • Our Garage Sales have specified donation days, and we do NOT have storage capacity to accept donations outside of these days. We hope that donors will honor the donation times for each event.
  • Donation days are announced via our email newsletters. Sign up to receive our newsletters here. For questions regarding donations, please contact info@textilecentermn.org.
  • Reminder: Textile Center members get first dibs on tickets, donation time slots, and volunteer shifts. Join or renew your membership here!

Donating items on our donation days? Great!
Here are some donation tips:

Please box your donated goods and label with the appropriate category below. DO NOT pre-price your items — our volunteers will do that!
  • Prepare your donations in (non-returnable) BOXES or BINS only – no bags will be accepted.
  • DO pre-sort donations by category within each box (fabric in one, books in another, etc).
  • DON’T put prices on your donations – our volunteers will do that!
  • If you know the fiber content of your fabric or yarn, please make note, as it will help us more quickly sort goods.
  • Place boxes/bins and items to be donated in your trunk or back seat for easy access by our unloaders.
  •  Due to space constraints, NO large tools/equipment.  (We do accept portable sewing machines.)


  • NO fabric scraps (Fabric must be a “fat quarter,” a one-fourth yard cut that measures roughly 18″ x 21″, or larger)
  • NO finished goods (draperies, curtains, tablecloths, bed linens, etc.)
  • NO dirty, moldy or smoke damaged items
  • NO broken/non-working machines or tools
  • NO magazines, please!

Items we are ACCEPTING for the September 2023 sale:


Books (Sewing books only)


  • Fabric must be larger than a “fat quarter,” or a one-fourth yard cut that measures roughly 18 x 21 (NO SCRAPS!)
  • Please roll and tape smaller fabric bundles
  • Mark yardage and fiber content, if known

Global Textiles


  • Canvas, needlework tools, embroidery floss & materials


  • Buttons, zippers, trims, ribbons, threads, embellishments, sewing needles, etc.

Sewing Patterns

Sewing Machines

  • Portable sewing machines, in working condition – please include bobbins & cords
  • NOT accepting sewing machines in cabinets

Spinning Wheels


  • Small hand tools such scissors, cutting mats, rulers

Vintage Fabrics & Trims


Garage Sale Attendee Creations

Share your photos and inspire future garage sale attendees! Email a photo and description of a project you made from Garage Sale materials to Communications Manager Mia Finnamore at mfinnamore@textilecentermn.org.