These final weeks are all about measuring.
Cutting sashing strips and border strips to the right measurement are so important. I have myself in the past just stitched on strips without measuring and then cut them afterwards, and have been very dissapointed.
I made a quIlt once for a class sample- it turned out so well i decided to quilt it very heavily. it took 80 hours plus to do the quilting. BUT when i got to quilting the borders, because i had stitched them on and then cut them, i had very dissapointing results. The borders, when quilted were very wavy...ruining the whole quilt and wasting my hard work. Now i know most of you will not be quilting obsesively but it is important to get it right.