I am putting a storm at sea border around a panel to create a wallhanging. Unfortunately I cut the panel to the theoretical size, and now that I have completed my units and sewn them together, I find my panel is a quarter inch too small. Okay, lesson learned. If I ever do this again I will wait to cut my panel until I have created the border first, but in the meantime my panel is too small. How should I handle this? Can I just try to stretch the material over a distance of 21 inches, or will that make it look ruffled? Should I try to make my seams larger on the border portion and risk lopping of my points? Thanks in advance for any advice!