Here's the border on the pineapple blossom quilt. I used all but two of the pinwheel blocks that were made from the block corners.
The border fabric was in my stash, and I used almost all of it - I think there is a 2-3 inch strip left!
Pin basting is such a tedious, but necessary task, when you machine quilt your own quilts without a frame. Fortunately, DH helps. That way I don't end up with a sore back for days.
BTW, DH stands for "dear husband", and mine is a treasure!
When we are in Florida for the winter, we head to the clubhouse in our community and use the large banquet tables. I use large binder clips to hold the backing fabric taut, then layer the batting and top. This morning's project was a queen size - the pineapple blossom scrap quilt. Now I have to get busy quilting. DH is off to the golf course this afternoon, so all I have to do is plan something for dinner for his return.