I'm looking for alternatives to the heavy interfacing used in bowls, purses, etc. I know thtere are others out there besides Timtex - does anyone know what they are called?
Here are a few that I'm aware of:
Pellon makes a product called Peltex that comes in various weights and varieties: sew-in, fusible on one side, fusible on both sides.
Fast2Fuse and Stiff Stuff are additional stabilizers used in fabric bowls.
See Quilting Warehouse (link at bottom of post) for a source for Timtex, Peltex, Fast2Fuse and Stiff Stuff products.
I've also heard that some sewists use Floriani Stitch N Shape.
Here is a link that might be useful: Heavy sabilizers at Quilting Warehouse online store
I have used steam-a-seam doing bowls and it works very well.