I originally designed this template for a swap I was doing, so I could combine my love of hexagons with my partners love of round piecing. I didn't even realize I had created coffins until I started fussy cutting all the fabrics!
The shape is obviously perfect for a halloween themed quilt, but I notice it's also great for long and narrow fussy cutting. something that is difficult to do with the common hexagon shape.
If you are not comfortable with English Paper Piecing / EPP, you could also just use these as templates for raw edge applique!
BONUS: Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane / www.mypapercrane.com, came up with a brilliant machine paper pieced pattern to add little windows to the coffins for the 18" size! The PDF is included as an add on.
Please email me with any questions or concerns you might have! jesseesuem [!at] gmail.com