Making small table cloths out of burlap is actually quite simple and won't take you hours or even require a sewing machine (although having one would speed up the process quite a bit) Here is a quick look at what a table runner for your coffee table would look like. Of course, the size can be however big you want it to be, and you perhaps can even use the concept to make a small rug or placemat.
Roll of burlap (enough yardage for the size you need)
White netting material
Your usual crafting tools
Step 1: Cut Out Your Rectangle/Square of Burlap
What you need to do here is to decide what exactly are you making your finished product for: is it for a small table, will it be a rug, will it be a place mat? Make sure to do your measuring first and then cut out that size from your burlap roll.
Here you also have to options. If you are worried about a frayed edge due to the cutting of the burlap (this can happen sometimes) - then this is where your white netting can come in handy. Prepare some netting to be one or two inches larger than the perimeter of the shape you have.