Here is my solution. Did I do it proper or is there a better way?
I took out the basting stitches and put the back roller leader out of the way. Then the beginning of the runner was pinned to the batting and backing. You can see that the backing is rolled up on its own leader and roller. (Two rollers in the back leading to one roller in the front.) Then I finished quilting the last of the border and took it off the frame.
Is that the way to finish?
Finished it is.
Here you see the runner: machine pieced, hand appliqued for the vines, machine appliqued for the stem, hand quilted. border put on by machine and then hand stitched.
I sure used several techniques to make this. Wonderful.