My Henrietta quilt gave me the perfect opportunity to write a column about it. This border is just slightly longer than the fabric. I join my border fabric on an angle. I never join straight -- never!
Once I have it sewn together, I trim off the excess and then press the seam open.
Then its decision time. How much of the join am I going to use? I don't want a couple of inches on the end because in my humble opinion it just doesn't look good. Once my choices are made, I fold the length in half and then cut off the excess. Yes, its wasted but you know I'm going to be a lot happier with it done this way. It is also a lot less noticeable if you don't put the joins opposite each other.
See where the "x's" are? Those are the joins. Offset from one another.
Now these are the four borders all on and pressed to the right side. Can you find the joins?