I have recently discovered the wonders of oil cloth, so did a search for tutorials, as I struggled to prevent the stuff sticking to the presser foot of my machine. I used tissue paper in the end, but a teflon foot would probably work better. One Shabby Chick uses a walking foot, but suggests using painter's tape (masking tape?) to prevent sticking. I love her tutorial for this box bag and will be having a go at one! Find it here.