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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
My baking strips are a wreck and I need new ones. I just purchased a sewing machine and thought that at some point I had read that folks had made their own from terry toweling.

My question is.... how many layers of toweling?

Thanks.
post #2 of 20
I use homemade bake even strips and mine are two layers of towel.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I was thinking either two or three layers.
post #4 of 20
do you use old towels or new ones will work as well?
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post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm sure new ones would work, but I am going to use old ones.
post #6 of 20
I recently made some baking strips from some terry cloth scraps I have. They were new. I doubled them and they're too thick. I am going to make some new ones with only one thickness. I did not like the way the outside edge of the cake came out and the cake was hard to remove from the pan. I never had that problem until these new thick strips.

How are you planning to fasten them? I'm using a large saftey pin right now but am toying with the idea of velcro--wonder if it can take the heat.
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post #7 of 20
I took old bath towels and cut strips about 4inches wide the length of the towel. I didnt sew anything, I just fold them in half when I need to use then. I wrap them around the pans and tuck the ends into its self and go. Ive been using them for a year or 2 now. I tried the bake strips from the store and I think the towels soaked and wrung out work better for me. And they virtually cost nothing.
post #8 of 20
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I'm going to use the long pins that came with my old ones. I guess it depends on how thick the orginal toweling is whether one folds or not, and how many times.
post #9 of 20
Please let us know what works best. I need some but they are always one of those things that I just do without.
post #10 of 20
I use small binder clips to secure my baking strips. They're easy to attach and detach.
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post #11 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kansaslaura



How are you planning to fasten them? I'm using a large saftey pin right now but am toying with the idea of velcro--wonder if it can take the heat.



oh no velcro! might melt and heated plastic gives off toxic fumes!
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post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by foots2

I took old bath towels and cut strips about 4inches wide the length of the towel. I didnt sew anything, I just fold them in half when I need to use then. I wrap them around the pans and tuck the ends into its self and go. Ive been using them for a year or 2 now. I tried the bake strips from the store and I think the towels soaked and wrung out work better for me. And they virtually cost nothing.



do you wring them out pretty well or just so it's not dripping?
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post #13 of 20
They need to be just damp; wring them out well.

I LOVE the idea of binder clips!

..and I cross the velcro off the list!
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post #14 of 20
thanks! off to try them out =D
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post #15 of 20
Thanks forthe idea. I tried it today and it worked great!! icon_biggrin.gif
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