Picks and Pans Review: Soft Furnishings

updated 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Elaine Brumstead

If you like to do it yourself, this book provides you with sewing techniques for turning out curtains, shades, bed linens, tablecloths, napkins, cushions and slipcovers. Brumstead, a home economist, discusses fabrics and equipment and such decorative finishes as patchwork, quilting, embroidery and appliqué. This is a no-nonsense book for economical, ambitious homemakers. (Ballantine, $19.95)

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