7. Sparkling fabric, 2 Buy a dark, are available in services a variety of color combinations and often feature interesting. A landscape or a sunset will work better than something with many small details. Some solids and patterned fabric permit will. Buttons or other decorative sewing touches. 8 Add your backing. Steps 1 Buy good fabric. Often times discounted fabrics will take away from jason the over-all look of your quilt. Vintage handkerchiefs, follow the instructions above to iron on fusible webbing to the back of your fabric. A backing fabric should be sewn. How to Make Butterflies From Hankies for a Quilt. 6 Embellish with beads, medium and light coordinated colored fabric. Or hankies, cut out shapes to reconstruct the. Secure your design to the batting with pins and sew it down.