Basically Patrick by Patrick Lose

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We are so pleased to introduce our debut collection and new partnership with Patrick Lose! Patrick, a quilt industry veteran, prolific fabric and pattern designer, and celebrated author, announced the launch of his new fabric company, Patrick Lose Fabrics, at Houston Quilt Market this past Fall. After 23 years of designing for other companies, he felt it was a natural next step. We adore Patrick’s impeccable style, his creativity, and, above all, his love affair with color! Basically Patrick – A Quilter’s Rainbow is set to be the cornerstone of his new venture, so it seemed only fitting to showcase those colors in his debut Aurifil thread collection, Basically Patrick. We’re excited for all that is to come and can’t wait to share all things Patrick with you throughout the year!

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THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
Basically Patrick
12 Large Spools, 50wt (1422yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
1133 – 1231 – 2024 – 2135 – 2265 – 2530
2545 – 2692 – 2735 – 2810 – 2870 – 6725

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To view this info on our website, click the images above. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.

THE INTERVIEW
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you first got started in the world of sewing and quilting?
I’m probably a pretty complicated person to answer this one because I have so many and varied interests but one thing that makes it easier to describe myself is that I feel that most of my traits stem from being creative. So I guess I’d call myself a “creative”. I usually look at things around me with a creator’s eye and mind because I’m always catching myself trying to figure out how things are made or how something works or what was going through that creator’s mind as they worked through their own process.

Patrick Lose fabric display at Houston Quilt Market, 2016

A display of the ‘Basically Patrick’ releases at Fall Quilt Market 2016

Did you have another career prior to this one?
In all honesty, I feel like I’ve had many because my creative personality is also a curious one and I’ve tried lots of different things. I was bit by the theatre bug in high school and I’ve worked as an actor/singer and costume designer alongside any other job I’ve had. I’ve also worked simultaneously as a florist, graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, and fashion/bridal designer to name a few.

Basically Patrick colors on display at Quilt Market in Houston, Fall 2017

A peek into the Patrick Lose Fabrics booth at Fall Quilt Market 2016

Do you remember the process of making your first quilt and how you felt once it was complete?
I remember it well but probably not for the best of reasons. I’ve always loved log cabin quilts and decided to make my own version and really enjoyed the process until it came time to quilt it. It was a large throw size, maybe 60 inches square, and I decided to try my hand at free-motion quilting on my domestic machine at my kitchen table. It might have been okay if I hadn’t decided to do a loopy meander over the entire top, with none of the loops larger than about a half inch diameter and spaced an inch or two apart. I thought I would never finish it and I also thought I would never quilt again when I finally did finish. But I sure got over my fear of free-motion quilting fast.

You’ve just launched your own fabric company, Patrick Lose Fabrics. What inspired the shift and what excites you most about the resulting new collections?
I can’t even describe how excited I am to be at this point in my career. It’s like it’s all new and every day there’s something even more exciting to work on or experience than the day before. I always enjoyed being a designer for someone else’s fabric company but I’ve been doing that since 1993. There were always limitations to the number of collections or designs I could put out in a season, though one of those companies, in particular, had offered me lots of freedom. Now I decide for myself how much I want to produce and I’ve never been more prolific in my entire career. I just feel like the sky is the limit and I’m investigating so many opportunities now that the companies I worked with in the past weren’t able to offer. I really feel as though the work I am doing now is the best I’ve ever done because of this freedom I’ve been fortunate enough to achieve.

Patrick Lose Fabrics

Patrick Lose Fabrics

 What is your favorite quilting technique and why?
There are so many, but I design and make lots of appliqué projects because it’s a way for me to put my illustrations and characters into my quilted pieces. The fans who follow what I do, especially in appliqué and machine embroidery have been so loyal and I try to offer them lots because it’s a smaller niche audience that doesn’t alway get the attention it deserves in the industry.

Basically Patrick Fabrics

Basically Patrick Fabrics

When did you first discover Aurifil threads and what do you love most about them?
I’m pretty sure I was already using Auriful thread when I opened my first studio in 2010 and I’ve been a fan for as long as I’ve used it.

Do you have a favorite color/weight and why?
Color is my “thing” and, maybe because I love working with all colors, it’s really impossible for me to pick a favorite. Those who know my work would probably be surprised to hear that some of my all-time favorites are Aurifil’s neutrals and I love using them in 50 weights for piecing. But, if I have a color on hand that is an exact match for what I’m piecing, I go with that. That’s why I love having so many Aurifil colors at my disposal. I love the range of colors Aurifil produces!

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How did you go about selecting threads for your latest Aurifil collection?
I wanted our customers who use my “Basically Patrick” collection of blender basics to have a great starter set of colors that coordinate well with the palette of the fabrics. Of course, you can’t have too many colors of either “Basically Patrick” fabrics or Aurifil threads so we’re working on another collection to coordinate with all of the new prints and colors that are constantly being added to my collections.

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What excites you most about your partnership with Aurifil?
I love the fact that so many of my customers already use Aurifil threads and are always asking me for the specific threads and colors that I use in my projects. Now I can have them assembled all in one place for them!

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What’s in store for 2017? Where can we find you this year?
Although I enjoy traveling, one of the things I’m loving most about the launch of Patrick Lose Fabrics is that I’m getting lots more studio time for designing – whether it’s drawing and painting or digital design. I’m also spending more time sewing and quilting and that’s been a luxury I didn’t have as much time for in recent years. So, I imagine it will be easiest to find me in my studio in 2017 but we also have a Party with Patrick at Sea cruise next month that I’m really looking forward to. We’ll be spending 10 days in the Caribbean with a really fun bunch of quilters. Every summer I head back to my hometown of Des Moines, Iowa for the truly-awesome Iowa State Fair, where I help to judge the quilting, garment sewing and machine embroidery competitions and teach classes for 11 days in the Fabric and Threads Department. If you have a chance to join us there, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy it! The fair runs from August 10-20.

THE GIVEAWAY

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To enter-to-win 1 Large Bascially Patrick Thread Collection and one Basically Patrick “Land and Sea” Bundle of Fun™ (20 Fat Quarters!), click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page, or simply click on the image above. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have!  Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, February 4. Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Sunday, February 5. Giveaway is open to our international friends! Good luck!

The lovely prints of Land and Sea

The lovely prints of Land and Sea

ABOUT PATRICK
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patrickgranddaughterA renaissance man by the very definition, Patrick Lose has spent his entire professional career being creative in one medium or another. An accomplished actor, singer, artist, illustrator, award-winning costume designer, author, fabric designer, pattern designer and outside-of-the-box quilter, Patrick is always looking for new ways to inspire and bring color to the world around him. “When I sit down to doodle at the drawing board, I never know what one of my designs might become.” Whether it’s unique fabric prints, quilts, clothing, stationery products, or home decor, he enjoys creating it all.

Patrick is well-known for his playful novelty designs and colorful trendsetting basics, which he’s created over the 23 years he’s spent designing cotton fabric collections for the industry’s leading companies and, now, for his new company, Patrick Lose Fabrics. As an author of dozens of quilting and crafting publications, Patrick generously shares so many of his creative endeavors. Revered by quilters for his unique method of mixing traditional piecing with contemporary applique techniques, he focuses on creating a variety that attracts quilters of all ages and styles. His quilts, crafts, clothing, and home decorating accessories have graced the pages of such distinguished magazines as his own Quilting Celebrations!, Better Homes & Gardens, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Halloween Tricks & Treats, Love of Quilting and many more.

Always proud to be a longtime friend of independent retailers, Patrick’s fabric collections, books and patterns can be found at your greatest source for inspiration – your local independent quilt shop.

Check out Patrick’s guest appearance on The Crafty Planner’s podcast here.

[All images and biographical text courtesy of Patrick Lose Studios.]

337 thoughts on “Basically Patrick by Patrick Lose

  1. I would make a modern-style rainbow, end to end spectrum type quilt with one neutral background… I absolutely love the values of Patrick’s thread collection and the basic fabrics. They are perfect for me!

  2. I think it is great that Patrick started his own fabric company. Nothing like freedom to ignite the creative powers! I especially love Speckles of the group and can’t wait to find these in my LQS. I think some type of rainbow spectrum quilt would showcase this group the best.

  3. How exciting! Congratulations Patrick – loving the color and creativity of your new line and thread collection. I Look forward to learning more at Spring Market.

  4. Love the colors and variety of textures! I would make a rainbow zigzag quilt and then a rainbow plus quilt. Looking forward to the chance!

  5. Love the bright colors — would make a lovely quilt for one of my grandchildren! I have enjoyed learning Patrick’s applique techniques and love that he started his own fabric company!!

  6. My daughter just asked me to make a large (king size) quilt with the ‘Ombre’ effect. Fabrics gradating, I was a bit daunted by the pattern and colors she chose. Royal, navy, light blue, turquoise, gray and mint (no white) Now with Patrick’s new line I think I can find what she wants.

  7. Found you! As I was saying, I love your colors, Patrick, and the way I can use your fabrics as my solids in my quilts. Thanks for continuing to be so creative. I love your Integration pattern! Very colorful. Lov eyou, too Aurifil threads!

  8. I would use a rainbow of fabrics to make an offset HST quilt. I love Patrick Lose fabrics and patterns and have been a fan for a very long time!

  9. I would make a lap quilt to brighten my family room until one of my grandchildren claims the quilt. Such beautiful colors, they make me smile.

  10. I would start making some simple modern quilts with those lovely brights for upcoming babys. I love that one above in the article…just a pop of color on a neutral mod background…love it!

  11. I would definitely make a tote to show off these beautiful colors and maybe a top to go with my tote. Thank you for a chance to win this.

  12. Pretty thread choices for your basics line. You are right when you say most of your customers already use Aurifil thread already.

  13. Congratulations to Aurifil and Patrick Lose. Loved learning more about Patrick and his fabrics/designs. Heading to his Instagram now!

  14. Patrick, Congratulations on your beautiful rainbow collection . With it I’d love to continue my skill building w/FMQ, on neutral fabrics. Turn into fabric baskets w/warm wavy lines in the red,orange,yellow. Table toppers stitched in the cool colors in your collection…Thank you.

  15. My favorite go to colors! I would make a quilt though not sure what. Maybe some sea life appliqué? Perfect fabric for an ocean theme.

  16. I love Patrick Lose fabrics and Aurifil threads. I would make a quilt for my granddaughter who is graduating from high school this year. She would love those colors.

  17. Gosh, love all the colors and texture of the fabric. Would love to make a quilt with a rainbow of colors…not sure exactly what yet.

  18. Love to make a thoroughly modern quilt with a rainbow of your colors, if I am fortunate enough to win. Good luck everyone.

  19. I would start off with a hot air balloon wall hanging. The bright colors also are calling a spring floral applique table runner and placemats. A pillow for the living room would just set it off.

  20. If I won this giveaway, I would make an applique wall quilt with one of my embroidery collections. These are such beautiful colors!

  21. A rainbow pallet has always been my favorite colorway. I think these colors would make a lovely rainbow quilt with the colors grouped warm to cool in a diagonal style. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize and good luck to Patrick in his new venture!

  22. I love Patrick’s bright colors. The possibilities are endless. However, I have a very creative 16 year old daughter who has made one quilt, well almost finished, and I think I might challenge her to come up with a design for this rainbow of fabrics. They would be right up her alley and another way to spend some quality mom/daughter time.

  23. Wow! Love the colors! Actually anything could be made with this fabric. I am thinking friendship stars with a white background so the stars pop!

  24. I’d love to make a Rainbow quilt if I were to win a bundle of Patrick Loose’s fabric with matching Aurifil thread!!! That would have to wait till I finished my “happy dance” first!

  25. Thank you so much for allowing us a chance to win such beautiful fabrics!! I’m not sure, at this point, what I’d use them on, but I could almost guarantee a black background. I love how the colors pop against black, and know that whatever I made would be beautiful because of the beautiful colors!!

  26. I love the colors and modern feel of the fabric I have several quilts in mind that this fabric would be great for! Thank you for the chance to win

  27. What would I sew with the rainbow collection? A rainbow of course. I have been using the rainbow and color wheel for a lot of my quilting lately. Love this collection.

  28. What would I sew – a table runner, a kids quilt, crafts. I have always loved the bright, fun colors in Patrick’s collections and am excited to have Aurifil matching thread. This is a match made in “color” heaven.

  29. I Love Patrick’s fabrics & patterns! I can think of a million things I could/would make! I would probably make a birthday wall-hanging for my youngest granddaughter first though. Her 1st birthday is coming up soon.

  30. I love using bright rainbow colors for quilts and table runners. I’m going to be quilting a baby quilt soon, and these colors would work so well. Thanks for the info about Patrick.

  31. So many things to make, so little time. Quilt would be the thing I would make. For the scraps, I have in mind a seascape mini quilt with a lighthouse.

  32. These fabrics and threads would make a happy baby quilt, a cheerful table runner, great tote or bag. Love all of the colors! Thanks for the chance to win and interesting post.

  33. I am thinking a table runner for the spring / summer months would be fun or a tote bag to carry treasures from my local quilt store or treasures from the monthly flea market.

  34. I L.O.V.E Rainbows an Sunshine(my daughter’s names)! These prints and threads will make perfectly colored gifts for them and a”few” pretty gifts fir myself! thanks for the contest and Great Products!

  35. Those colors are beautiful. I little while ago I bought a piece of fabric that has the alphabet and pictures scattered over it. I want to cut them out and make them the center of an improvised log cabin. I am collecting fabric for the logs now, and this fabric would be perfect.

  36. I am like Patrick in that I love COLOR – I love lots of color in my quilts and Patrick’s fabrics would be perfect in any quilt. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  37. Beautiful vibrant colors. I love the way they blend. What would I quilt? One of everything! Quilt for my lovely daughters, sons and my best friend! I will be heading to your new store!

  38. I love these gorgeous colours! I want to make a Feathered Star wall hanging with Patrick’s fabrics.

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  39. What beautiful, rich colors in the fabrics and the gorgeous Aurifil thread. Thank you for a chance to win. I would make a rainbow-rich quilt for my newest granddaughter. Good luck, Mr. Lose, on the launch of your new company.

  40. Several years ago I visited your shop in the Phoenix area and was bowled over with all the fabrics in your shop and your new line still inspires me even more. I love them. I plan to make a quilt for cancer patients.thanks

  41. Your fabrics are the colors I plan to use for my next quilt…a yellow/green/blue triangle design! Thank you.

  42. I will use Patrick Lose Basically Patrick fabric and the new Aurifil Thread to make a beautiful rainbow quilt, of course!

  43. I would love a bright modern quilt to hang in the living room — Patrick’s new fabric would
    be lovely to create something colorful and cheery.

  44. I would like to make a baby quilt in a zigzag chevron design made from the Basically Patrick line. This line is a fabulous add to my addiction.

  45. Loooove everything about Patrick!!! I would be thrilled to win your give-a-way!! Thank you for the chance!! 😀
    I would use these Beautiful fabrics & colors to make a quilt … think I would make a Churn Dash! 🙂

  46. I’d make lots of mug rugs, table toppers, wall hangings, and lap quilts using machine applique and some machine embroidery so I could have fun actually completing projects with all those beautiful colors. Absolutely love working with the fabrics and patterns.

  47. I love the colors Patrick uses, and they are perfect for all of his designs, several of which I have the patterns for. The colors are so clear and wonderful!

  48. What beautiful fabrics & threads, The colours are just gorgeous. Brings all kinds of ideas to mind. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these. Congratulations on your new partnership.

  49. I’d love to use these rainbow threads to make a quilt with either Patrick’s wonderful fabrics or a collection of rainbow ombré fabrics.

  50. If won your rainbow colors, I’d make a quatrefoil quilt, or a swoon block quilt. These patterns lend themselves to your beautiful colors! I love how your fabrics are blended or tone on tone, and can be used in so many ways! I have used them in your mini quilt of the month patterns that I purchased last year, and love how bright and cheery they are!

  51. Such lush colors and what an awesome array of thread colors! These colors are perfect for my family room and I think I would like to make some type of sampler quilt with these. I am also a big fan of applique.

  52. Such beautiful colors! My 5 year old granddaughter loves to go through my stash and pull out the brightest colors to make a rainbow. These fabrics would make a gorgeous quilt for her.

  53. I love to use Patrick Lose fabrics in my quilts and bags. I’ve been a fan of his fabrics for years and it’s exciting that he now has his own fabric company and has coordinating threads. Fabulous!

  54. Congratulations on the new venture! I love Patrick’s fabrics because of their vibrant colors. One of my favorite quilts of pinwheels is made from Patrick’s earlier fabrics.

    Keep up the good work.

  55. The colors and fabrics are amazing! It’s like opening a new box of Crayolas in third grade when we got to use the “big” boxes. I always enjoy making Patrick’s projects and using Aurifil.

  56. Thanks for the chance to win! I am currently making a Positively Perfect Nap Quilt (from Moda’s bake shop) with a rainbow of one of his lines – Suds! 🙂 I’d also like to make a gradient nine-patch. I love rainbow “blenders”!

  57. What could possibly be more awesome than to win two of my most desired products!!!! A dream come true!!!!
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  58. I could easily put them into a number of quilts. Just saw a pattern yesterday that would be lovely in these fabrics 🙂
    I am working on a quilt for one of my sons with some of Patrick’s fabrics.

  59. I love to do applique projects so that’s probably what I would use the thread for. I have a couple Patrick Lose patterns that I am gathering fabrics for currently. The threads would sure be fantastic for those! 🙂

  60. Love the Land and Sea colors in the bundle. I’d make a bright colored baby quilt. Thanks. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  61. Love your quilt mat designs and your bright colors of your fabrics inspire me, so happy. Congratulations on your new company!

  62. I have a few Grandkids that would like something made by Grandma! I am thinking pouches for whatever they want to fill them with.

  63. I simply love to applique’ animals for children’s charity quilts. I love the fabrics you create and would love to have some more of them. Any bright color is good, they are all my favorite. They work up wonderfully in children’s quilts and everyone always loves the colors.

  64. I have your very first book that is how big a fan of yours I am. Keep up the beautiful work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Thank you so much for the interview. I’ve been using Patrick’s fabrics probably since the beginning, or very close to it, every time I wanted those lovely brights in a project. For years, I hoarded every little scrap! I’m so excited about the new company and the variety of colors, as well as the Aurifil thread box! Thank you for the chance to win my own set of fabrics and threads.

  66. I would love to make Patrick’s Integration quilt. The fabric and thread colors are gorgeous. I see Patrick Lose fabric in my stash soon!

  67. What a perfect relationship – Patrick’s fabric and aurifil thread ! This is definitely a picnic quilt for ME !

  68. Love your awesome colors. I would make a pinwheel design quilt. I enjoy using your patterns and other designs. Thank you for sharing your endless creativity.

  69. I am working on a fabric journal and Patrick Lose colors from fabric and threads and oh yes, his applique patterns would be fitting. Love anything by Patrick Lose

  70. Love the bright colors and the Aurifil thread to go with them. I use Aurifil almost exclusively for piecing and other sewing projects.

  71. I love these colors, and have been buying Patrick’s designs for years. I would definitely use the fabrics in quilts for kids, and use the threads for quilting them.

  72. I would make a Jaybird Quilts: Night Sky and Daybreak quilts!
    I love the tone-on-tones in rainbow colors, and they would be perfect for all the contrast and graduated colors of Jaybird’s designs.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  73. Patrick’s fabrics are gorgeous, so of course I’d be making the most awesomely beautiful quilt you could imagine! Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic giveaway!

  74. I would love to have the variety of colors to go with the Basically Patrick fabrics I own. I would love to make a brightly colored quilt for my next project!

  75. Love all those colors! I would make beautiful quilted and appliqued projects with this awesome giveaway. It’s sometimes hard to find good choices for appliques projects of fabrics with smaller prints. My favourites are tone on tone.

  76. A rainbow of colors always works for kids…and adults. Rainbows generally make people happy…and attract unicorns. Unicorns poop jelly beans. Jelly beans are sugar. Sugar gives energy to make quilts.
    Hmmm. Rainbow fabric = quilts.
    Yeah its after 1 am. Can you tell?

  77. Congratulations on your new fabric company, Patrick Lose Fabrics!
    Lose and Aurifil….great combo! Thanks for offering a chance to win this great giveaway. I would love to make a Storm at Sea lap quilt with it. Hope I win! 🙂

  78. ooooh….this would make an AWESOME stained glass quilt! Congrats Patrick, on your new fabric company, and thanks for the giveaway with Aurifil

  79. I love Patrick’s fabrics and now there are threads that match. What a way to finish off a project!! I’m so excited to use them both!!!

  80. Definitely making a Bargello quilt with these threads! You are so talented and I’m thankful you tapped into your given gift!

  81. I would like to make a rainbow quilt for an almost 3 yr old. I like the churn dash block, but I don’t design patterns, so will have to do a Pinterest search for one.

  82. The colors are so bright and vibrant. With all those colors there is a Bargello style quilt in the making.
    Love them

  83. Awesome giveaway! I love Patricks fabrics and have a few in my stash.. love love love them. I also use Auriful Thread, I have Mark Lapinsky’s Basics collection and a some small 50w spools of Auriful colours. I think I would like to leave the fabric on my shelf, so I could fondle and adore it for awhile before cutting it up, the eventually I would do some applique from one of Patricks books that I have

  84. I love the bright colors! I love Aurifil! What a great combo. I’d like to design an original quilt to use these fabrics and threads.

  85. I have just the pattern in my stash – it’s called “Dotty” by Linda Warren Designs, and I could use some of the black & white prints, too.

  86. What a wonderful giveaway and what beautiful fabric and thread! I would use these in a Storm at Sea quilt because to me those colours sing of the ocean.

  87. I would turn those gorgeous fabrics into a quilt of some sort. Not sure what pattern yet, but I think they would make an amazing quilt.

  88. Love your fabric line and the thread matches awesome! Good Luck in your new adventure Patrick. What a nice bright quilt I could make! 🙂

  89. This is such a great give away. You fabric is beautiful and the thread to match. I am your basic piecer. Love the quilt in the blog.

  90. When I hear the name Patrick Lose, I immediately think of snowmen. But I do love the bright colors of the new line and the thread too. Would make a wonderful play quilt for my first great grandchild due the first of March. I need to get busy!

  91. well, let me make it easy. I’m a sucker for beautiful fabrics. I will never in my lifetime be able to use what I have accumulated. however, that doesn’t stop me from buying wanting. I LOVE the brights, the simple unassuming designs that will be incprporated in everything I make. I NEVER buy solids until I have to. small prints and tone on tones add SOOOOOO much without being overpowering. and Aurifil , well, I should buy stock in the company

  92. I’d love to sew a colour wash quilt out of this rainbow 😍 A bunch of triangles in graduating shades – maybe even Alison Glass’ tesselation quilt pattern? The possibilities are endless.

  93. I love these!! If i won these i would love to drool over them for a bit, then enjoy searching for the perfect project for them. But i’m thinking some sort of mermaid or sea creature paper piecing would be in order 🙂

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