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    Metal license plate

    Thanks to a 6 point buck I now have a new car and would like a quilt themed front license plate. Any suggestions where to get one? WordPress.com has lots of cute ones but they are ALL "temporarily out of stock". I had it on my Christmas list but didn't realize they were unavailable. Willing to wait rather than get something now.

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    Be sure that your state allows you to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Be sure that your state allows you to do that.
    I think you will be okay if your license plate frame doesn't obstruct any of the numbers, letters or stickers on the plate. That's what the states are concerned about.

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    You can put a picture plate on the front of the car. It's the back plate that can't be changed but the frame for the back plate can be customized.
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    Every state is different. Check your state regs.

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    Indiana only requires a plate on the back, so the front plate can be just about anything you want it to be! I would check in the malls for an airbrush artist who can create one for you.....so many options!

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    Glad you're not hurt in the accident. That's scary. I once had a small deer run into my driver's door, and it was incredible the amount of damage it did, from the front headlight to the rear panel of a minivan. I couldn't even open my door.

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    The 19 states that require only the rear license plate are:

    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Arizona
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • West Virginia
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    Thanks everybody! I know I can have a front plate legally and I'm wanting a plate with quilting design (not a frame) which is part of the lack of problem. Not many choices that I've found so far...

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    On ebay they are listed under Vanity Plate

    Will send a PM about real plates when I get back beside the scanner. I've got a stack of them from my autos over the years.

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    I live in Washington State where we are only required to have the back plate. A few years ago my good quilting friend gave me a back plate FRAME (sometimes called a beauty ring) that says " Road tripping to another Quilt Shop !" I love it! Will see if she remembers where she got it. good luck in your search....

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    I bought a pretty one from Quilt in A Day at Paducah one year. It had a quilt background with the words I'd rather be Quilting. The word Quilting was big and that was what everyone saw. DH didn't like driving my car with that plate on the front. LOL I bought a new car and forgot to take that plate off the front. Here are a lot of quilt plates.
    http://www.cafepress.com/+quilt+license-plates

    I ordered this one: http://thelicenseplatesite.com/2460-...icence-tag.htm
    Last edited by Onebyone; 12-06-2015 at 05:29 PM.
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    I have a friend who has 9-Patch ​as her license, front & back. Here in MN you can have a personalized plate.

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    I do believe Montana can be added to that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    The 19 states that require only the rear license plate are:

    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Arizona
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • West Virginia

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    Well at least you were able to replace the car, buck gone forever!

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    I guess I am confused. Do you want a cute plate for the front (only need one for the back), a cute license plate holder/frame or a custom license? My license says AZANGEL on my tags. So are you looking to buy a commercial plate or a custom legal license?
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    Hope Virginia follows suit. There are several that I would have to have. Only one car though. Oh well, someday maybe.
    All my grand-children have paws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcay View Post
    would like a quilt themed front license plate.
    does this help AZ Jane?

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    If you are doing the front plate you can get some great ideas from the Row by Row web site. Each shop had their own "license" plates.

    http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/
    Sue

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    Originally Posted by emcay
    would like a quilt themed front license plate.



    does this help AZ Jane?


    Thanks for the guilty giggle.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    I made my own:

    I can drive while
    QUILTING

    I did get pulled over for speeding once, and the cop asked me if I was quilting. I did get off with a warning, ha!

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    Quilting while driving ??? Love it! Quilters -beware! Lets not be too obvious or pretty soon there will be a law against it. (LOL ! I AM just kidding!) Sometime I think my sewing machine goes faster than my car..... QUILT ON and Prosper !!



    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    I made my own:

    I can drive while
    QUILTING

    I did get pulled over for speeding once, and the cop asked me if I was quilting. I did get off with a warning, ha!

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    Nope. In Montana you must have a state plate on both front and back. Sometimes if you buy an out of state car they don't even have the holes to put a plate on the front. To Bad....you have to have it drilled out so you have a front plate.

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    Good grief, is there anything that Amazon doesn't sell?
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