If you've worked with burlap you know it's a Pain in @#$@#$@# to work with! For me it's hard to keep straight lines and when you sew it, it tends to make your lines crooked! So, I used a wonderful little goody that my girlfriend gave me "Dritz Fray Check" !!! It dries clear and your ends don't fall apart or fray!!
The little gal in the middle matched perfect, so I tossed some pine cone mix in a big wooden bowl and popped her in the middle! Pretty cute!