Just finished my first oilcloth project, a little something to get used to working with oilcloth. I'm glad I started small, as there are a few things you need to know before embarking on an oilcloth project:
1) You can't use a normal foot. I bought a non-stick (teflon) foot. I read somewhere that you can try putting masking tape on your normal foot.
2) You can't use pins, you also wouldn't want to be doing any unpicking - needles and pins leaves holes in the oilcloth. I used wooden pegs.
3) You can't use an iron to press it. Finger pressing is a good option.
4) You need heavy duty machine needles.
5) You probably need to play around with your tension. (I didn't do this - you'll be able to tell that from the photos)
These are things I didn't know when I purchased my oilcloth.
So what did I make? A case for my thread cutter. Until today my thread cutter lived in the ugly packaging it came in, too dangerous to leave naked in my sewing kit.