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

Please hold your donations for future donation days, to be announced. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Garage Sale Variations

Garage Sale Occasional Shop

Location & time varies

Stay tuned for details about 2022 sale events!

Shop fabric, patterns, tools, notions, books, yarn, and more — in a COVID-conscious environment. With timed ticketing, social distancing, and masks required, the Occasional Shop keeps safety top of mind.

World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

U of MN ReUse Program • Spring (typically April)

Not being held during pandemic

Shop 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.

Pop Up Garage Sale

Textile Center • Fall (typically October)

Not being held during pandemic

Same great selection of textile and fiber art supplies and materials, at a smaller-scale sale! Located at our home in Prospect Park.

Did you know Textile Center members get first dibs on tickets, donation time slots, and volunteer shifts?

Join or renew your membership here!

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! If you know the fiber content of your fabric or yarn, please make note, as it will help us more quickly sort goods.

Click the “+” to expand a list of what items we accept and do NOT accept.

Items We Accept

Basketry Supplies

Batting

Beads

Books

  • All fiber art topics and techniques

Dye Supplies

  • ONLY if unopened and less than a year old: dyes, paints, pigments, dye and surface design chemicals

Fabric

  • 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

Kits

  • Any fiber art technique, new or opened

Knitting Machines

  • Knitting machines, in working condition – please include cords

Looms

  • Looms, table and small size, in working condition, with all parts
  • If you have a very large item to donate (floor loom, etc.) please contact us first. Email Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org

Needlework

  • Canvas, needlework tools, embroidery floss & materials

Notions

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

Roving

Sewing Patterns

Sewing Machines

  • Sewing machines, in working condition – please include bobbins & cords
  • If you have a very large item to donate (long arm quilting machine system, etc.) please contact us first. Email Nancy Gross at ngross@textilecentermn.org

Spinning Wheels

Tools

  • Small hand tools such as crochet and rug hooks, knitting needles, hoops, scissors, cutting mats, rulers

Unfinished Objects (UFO’s)

  • Unfinished projects: knitting, sewing, quilts, kits, etc.

Vintage Fabrics & Trims

Yarn

  • Skeins, balls, and cones; all yarn types
  • Label with fiber content, if known

Items We DON'T Accept

  • 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!

Questions? Call Textile Center at 612-436-0464 or email info@textilecentermn.org.

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.