Here's a new joining method for you to try out, called Loops and Lace. It is published in the Talking Crochet newsletter. You can subscribe for free. This process involves loops that are crocheted on the edges and then interlaced, creating a uniquely decorative seam that frames each strip. This joining method looks very interesting, so if anyone tries it out, I'd sure like to see it.
CLICK HERE for the instructions.