|Not the best photo but it will have to do!|
Very often, when I think something is going to be hard to do I will just avoid doing it until I have no choice but to face the music. I wanted to include a narrow border but it just seemed to be an insurmountable task to figure out what size I needed it to be cut so that the checkerboard border would fit well. Sometimes when adding a pieced border you do need to compensate for any size differences and to make everything fit together. I know...it really is just silly to make such a mountain out of a molehill. When I finally got down to the nuts and bolts of it I felt really quite ridiculous about procrastinating because it was no problem at all. A one inch border all the way around fit perfectly - no fancy math or calculations required and the checkerboard looks great.