The Bento Box blocks are sewn together and I am auditioning the border.
Here is a closer view of the border. I'm pretty sure this is the one I will use.
I staystitch the edge of most of my quilt tops before I sew the border on. This prevents the edge from stretching while adding the border. I use my regular presser foot and move my needle to the right to stitch less than 1/4" from the edge. The width of the foot is holding the edge secure while I stitch. I use the 2.5 default stitch length on my machine. I realize not everyone has the choice of needle positions like I do.
Yesterday afternoon was the sewing circle at my church where we make the preemie layettes. I had done a lot of cutting at home where I have a large cutting table so I had the scraps. Last night I trimmed some of the scraps into squares that will be used in the little quilts that I donate.
I use the same system that I used on the log cabin quilts that I made last month. I bought a lot of the pencil boxes when they were on sale for 50 cents each.