I was frustrated with my inability to get the stickers nice and straight and in any semblance of a pattern on the Lilac Monster. My 'patterns' looked awful. I discovered a trick from a Japanese site where they used masking tape to get a nice, perfect pattern. I'll demonstrate on Ruby:
|Cut the pattern you wish to use
|Place masking tape on the stickers
|peel the backing off
|Press the stickers onto the bike
|Peel the masking tape away....
|Viola! Perfectly aligned Hexalate pattern!