You know I am having a little spring time crush on burlap... and I love the table runner I put together. I'd love it more if I'd made it about 5 inches longer, but that's what happens when I'm being just a tiny bit, um... lazy. I did think, before sewing the lining onto the back of it- "Hey, Karen - you really should run downstairs and make sure it fits right."
I didn't, and it's just a little too short. Which is ok for a few reasons - we plan on replacing this table with a longer, farmhouse style table this summer. Er, at least, as soon as I can convince my husband to build me one. And I do have enough fabric left to do another one. I think I will make a second runner, without lining it, and fray the edges.
If you are wanting to make a table runner of your own, this link will give you a quick tutorial on making a lined runner. You could also just press up a hem and glue it down- it won't last forever but it may last as long as you'd like it to! I did prewash my fabric (burlap & backing) to avoid shrinkage later. and to get some of the burlap smell off the burlap.