I've recently found that they make a border hoop for the hand quilters out there. I have one, and it makes it SO much easier to work on my borders. You pin the quilt to a leader cloth, and then stretch it over this 'half hoop'. Anybody ever see them?: http://www.laptophoops.com/Sale.html I have the cheaper one for $24.99 called a Custom Frame Border Hoop. LOVE the thing.
How do you guys typically work on your borders, anyway? I just used a regular hoop, but had to keep moving my work over as I quilted.