1 1/2 yards burlap, cut to 16" x length of table plus six inches (I made my table runner for my dining room table which measured 16" wide by 48" long).
3 1/2 yards white lace
2 pkgs (3 yds. each) of 1/2 inch white double folded bias tape
Zigzag stitch, or serge all sides of the burlap runner. This will stop any fraying and unraveling.
Lay the burlap runner on a flat surface. Align lace to one side of the length of the runner.
Position the edge of the burlap and lace into the fold of the bias tape, and pin in place. Sew bias tape (with the burlap and lace sandwiched in place) approximately 1/8" from the inside edge of the bias tape. Repeat process for other side (length) of the burlap runner.
Please note that there is no lace placed on either ends of the runner.
Trim the lace and bias tape to be flush with the end of the burlap runner. Your done!
Its a simple, quick and cheap table runner perfect for any table top.