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I am stamping a basket weave on a project that has a stamp in the center (eagle, globe & anchor).  I have been drawing my start line above the center stamp and working my way down.  First problem is that they lines don't actually match up.  I know I can draw lines all the way down my project to maintain that part.  However, when I get to the first straight line passed my center stamp the basket weave isn't matching up.  The basket weave stamp isn't alternating like it should.  Is there a trick to getting the basket weave stamp to alternate.

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No tricks, just slow and careful work - which no doubt you are doing

I would use a ball end modelling tool to lightly mark the straight lines either side of the centre stamping; that at least eliminates one mis-alignment possibility

Have you tried; instead of doing several complete lines, do the basket weave in a 'block' around the centre stamping, then working away from that towards the edge?

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As you work across the center stamp the alternation of the basket weave is off.  So, when you get past the center stamp the basket weave does not line up.

I made a cell phone case last week and everything lined up and alternated perfectly.  For some reason I can't reproduce that.  Very frustrating!

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Sometimes, its the stamp itself.  Especially if you rotate it without noticing.  They are not all equal.  Mark one side of the tool so you always use the same face.

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