I've been BFF's with my sewing machine this summer.
I've made a pleated crib skirt, a pleated/nonpleated full/queen bed skirt, crib chew rail, curtain tie backs. All for my DD's room.
Right now I'm making a quiet book for DD. I've been using vinyl. Love the stuff! I have found that the key tomsewing with it is sewing tape. It sticks it really well and doesn't gum up the machine! No more binder clips trying to hold the layers together.