(This shabby chic burlap table runner is quick and easy to sew.)
Measure and cut the burlap the size you want your table runner to be. Burlaps frays very quickly and easily so the first thing you want to do once your table runner is cut out, is zig-zag stitch the edges of your runner. Use a tight zig-zag stitch, this will hold the edges of your fabric together and they will not fray.
You can use a thread color that matches the burlap, or be creative and use a contrasting color that will match your decor.