I began by my measuring my table to figure out how big I wanted to make the runner. Once I had those numbers I added about 8 inches to all four sides. These additional inches enabled me to tie bows with ease. I began at one side of the runner and pulled out strands of burlap. I could only do a couple at a time.
At this point I left all the other sides intact. I didn't want the whole thing to fall apart! Then I just start making bows. I used about between 16 and 20 strands per bow. To be honest, I didn't count. I just used what felt right. That's how I do everything...it may drive some of you nuts...BUT, that is the way I work. SORRY!
Once I had the first side all bowed, I pulled the thread from the other side and bowed that side.
I just continued these steps until all four sides were bowed. I think the most important thing was to only unravel one side at a time. This kept everything neat and easy to handle.
I really like the burlap on a stark white table cloth. I think it looks clean and simple. Sometimes...just sometimes simple appeals to me! This is one of those times.
I was really happy with how the corners turned out. It lays great!