I was just thinking about borders as I was trying to figure out the size for a quilt -- here are some questions:
-- Do you measure down the center to get the length of the border or do you just lay a piece of fabric down and sew on the border, cutting it afterward?
-- Do you ever fudge the width of the border a bit to get the quilt the size you want?
-- When you piece the border (with stars, flying geese or ...), do you adjust the size of the blocks or do you put in a "fudge factor" of a plain strip somewhere in the strip so everything comes out even?
-- When you do mitered corners -- do you stitch all your borders together so you only have to do the miter once or do you miter each individually?
-- Have you every used left over strips of random widths in a piano-key-like border and did you like the affect?
-- Do you use cornerstones, miters or just lap your corners?
-- Have you added prarie points -- and how do you handle the bulk?
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on borders.