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Unfortunately it involves math. Once you have the vertical placement determined you need to measure the circumference of the gourd at that level/height on the gourd.
Next measure the width of the pattern, and multiply it by the number of times you want that pattern to appear around the gourd.For example the pattern is 4". I want the pattern 5 times around = 20" The circumference of the gourd is 25",
The difference between that total measurement and the circumference is the width of the space between patterns. Divide that number (in my example 25" minus 20" = 5") by the same number of times your pattern will appear (5) so the space is 1" between each pattern.
You can mark each of the sections on a piece of string or masking tape that you then put on the gourd and transfer the marks to the gourd.