Soft furnishings such as curtains, blinds, cushions, loose covers, bedding, and tablecloths can transform the look of a room just as much as major pieces of furniture, at a fraction of the cost. These imaginative ideas and simple techniques will help you transform any room and achieve impressive results, even if you think you have no talent as an interior designer. Expert guidance is at hand at every stage, from choosing the materials to measuring sizes, matching patterns, cutting fabric, and sewing the finished items. Projects range from simple cushion covers and square tablecloths to loose covers, blinds, and curtains -- lined, unlined, and interlined -- as well as headings, tiebacks, swags, and valances. Full-color photos show variations and different finishings to inspire your imagination. Master room plans show how to relate each piece you make to each other, as well as how to add maximum visual delight and comfort to your existing furnishings.