At a Glance

• Where: UMN ReUse Center
883 29 Ave SE Minneapolis 55414

Textile Garage Sale

  • Saturday, April 21, 8 am–4 pm
  • Admission: $3
    (includes $1 facility fee)
  • Parking: $4, Lot 66
  • Bag Sale: 3–4 pm
    All that fits a paper bag for $5!
  • Click HERE to volunteer Friday, April 20, and HERE to volunteer Saturday, April 21!

A warehouse full of textile treasures will be sold at garage sale prices to the public–artists, students, makers, crafters, groups doing charity work, and bargain lovers! Donations are tax deductible, and all sales benefit Textile Center’s programs.

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Over 200 volunteers sort, price, and sell the donated items – we couldn’t do it without you! Volunteer Job Descriptions.


Donation Day • Thursday, April 12, 10 am–7 pm

Bring donations to 2811 Weeks Ave SE (behind the ReUse 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.

Are you a business with a huge stash to donate? Are you moving and need to donate your stash before April? Call Textile Center and we can try to accommodate.

See our handy donation tips!


The Preview Sale • Friday, April 13, 5:30–8 pm

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.

  • Admission: Click to purchase in advance: $30 / $25 members. Advance tickets on sale until 3 pm Friday.
    At the Door: $35
  • At the U of MN ReUse Center • 883 29 Ave SE Minneapolis 55414
  • Parking: Free parking in lot C66 across the street (free for Preview only)

The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale • Saturday, April 21, 8 am–4 pm

The greatest textile garage sale under the sun! A plethora of fiber finds plus the “Oval Room” of premium merchandise
Bag Sale from 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!

  • Admission: $3 (includes a $1 facility fee)
  • At the U of MN ReUse Center • 883 29 Ave SE Minneapolis 55414
  • Parking; $4 in lot 66 across the street.

The Garage Sale is a zero waste event; please BYOBag!

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The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by Textile Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and Textile Center is solely that of licensor and licensee.

Special Thanks








Please price your items in advance if possible.
We appreciate your time!

  • Price in whole dollar amounts only.
  • Use permanent ink to clearly mark prices on stickers or tape and fasten securely.
  • Consider the item’s age and condition and assign a value approximately 25% to 50% of the original cost. If you know the fiber content and yardage, include it on your label.
  • Do NOT price patterns.
  • Package or bundle your small items. Place ribbons, buttons, or fabric scraps larger than a fat quarter in a securely sealed, clear plastic bag then price them all together.