So, some time goes by and I'm experimenting with making a liner for my "banneton" (aka Dollar Store colander) because just laying a towel in there and flouring it works but it's hard to make sure the towel's not flippity flapping around too much. But, all the patterns I was seeing were highly complicated trapezoids with an added rectangle piece and then you have to calculate the right size circle for the bottom--woooooo boy, too much work for me.
I figured if I could get a circle of fabric with a wide enough circumference and put a channel in to run some elastic to keep it taut around the rim of the colander, it would just settle in the well of the colander and just kind of be OK until I put the bread in to rise.
I wanted things to be as simple as possible. I got so caught up in the process I didn't take pictures. Naughty me.
The reason I'm making this all about the bias tape was how easy it was to apply it around the circumference of the circle. I was not looking forward to sewing it on, or sewing it up on the back to finish the channel. But it turns out my fears were unfounded.
Despite loving the homemade stuff, I probably won't use it all the time, because it is a somewhat complicated process to make the stuff. It's not really that hard, just a bunch of steps that you must make sure and get right the first time, no exceptions. But if you pay attention, you have a good final product.
And, as The Critical Drinker says, "Anyway, that's all I've got for today" but I'm not going to tell you to "go away." LOL
Have a great one!!! Ciao for now!