Except I didn't. The Basics Book is a little vague on how one should attach a border on. She maintains that the fabric determines how the border is added. That may be, but I don't have the relationship with fabric she has. Fabric hasn't spoken to me so intimately. So, what did I do? What every good librarian would do: I did a Google Blog search for "border tutorials" and found Saltwater Quilts' Quilt Border with Mitred Corners tutorial. Candace explains mitred corners rather easily. Suddenly, the fabric for my border is speaking "mitred" to me, so I decided to give it a try.
Okay, the seam is sewn, the fabric is cut, and now we press open the seam.
My Basics quilt:
So, it's not perfect. The border isn't a perfect 1/4" seam. The seams aren't perfectly pressed... but I'm pretty proud of myself. And, as expected, the border brought together a seemingly unorganized mound of fabric. I'm pleased.
Did you see it? If you've been following the posts on Basic Blocks, you'll know my Ohio Star wasn't right. I fixed it!