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Thread: online quilt shop name?

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    online quilt shop name?

    I am going to start an online fabric shop in the next couple of months. I'm thinking about Prairie Winds Quilts or Tumbleweed Quilts.

    I don't want a cutesy name for my shop.

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    are you asking for suggestions, which one we like better, or just informing us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    are you asking for suggestions or just informing us?
    I guess I got a little ahead of myself. Mostly I'd like to know which name sounds better. I'm really excited about getting to set up a shop!!

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    I know I,m not much help but, I like them both.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    have you checked if either name has already been taken ???
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    They are both nice names. I feel like I've heard Tumbleweeds before in connection with another blog. What an exciting venture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    have you checked if either name has already been taken ???
    I checked my state data base and neither of the names are taken yet. I just checked to see if Cottonwood Quilts is available in my state and it is. I think I may like it even better!!

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    i like cottonwood best

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    I like that the best so far.
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    I did a search and there's already a Cottonwood Quilts in the state.

    But Cottonwood Creek Quilts is available and I think I like it even more.

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    The names are so similar that Cottonwood Quilts may be able to prevent you from using Cottonwood Creek Quilts.
    Because this is an online store, I'd start with the domain name. You want something that is short, easy to remember and won't be plagued with spelling errors. To check domain names, go to one of the registrars (godaddy.com for example) and see if the name is available. Once you see it is available, go ahead and register it before someone else does. You should try and do that before you post the name here, so no one else grabs it. It's only about $10 to register the name.

    After that I would check with your state database and see if there are any conflicts.

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    I am the Hotel Manager at a Casino called Prairie's Edge Casino Resort. Which gives me the idea of "Prairie's Edge Quilts" or Prairie Valley Quilts". Just some ideas--after all--your Profile shows you are from Kansas. That's prairie land isn't it?

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    Not trying to rain on any parade, but Cottonwood Creek Quilts seems just a little cumbersome. Have you considered Cotton Creek Quilts?

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    Because you plan to be "online" you might need to check nation wide.
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    I like Tumbleweed Quilts. It is something I can remember -- lol.

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    Prairie Land Quilts sounds good too.
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    You defiantly need a domain name, you need to find one short and sweet easy to remember and easy to spell via the Internet if it is going to be online only you need to register your domain name and use hosting godaddy is pretty enexpensive, also if you plan on doing an online shop you need a way for people to order and pay etc...

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    Prairie Dog Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen View Post
    You defiantly need a domain name, you need to find one short and sweet easy to remember and easy to spell via the Internet if it is going to be online only you need to register your domain name and use hosting godaddy is pretty enexpensive, also if you plan on doing an online shop you need a way for people to order and pay etc...
    I did a little searching this afternoon and found a company that hosts and builds websites for a whole bunch of quilt shops. When I get my sales tax number I'll get my business name set up. The state says it takes four weeks after I apply for the sales tax number before I can use it so it looks like it'll be about a month and a half to two months before my shop will be up and running. I'm excited!

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    I love Tumbleweed.
    A nature-loving soapmaking older homeschooling mom who grew up sewing over at gram's house.
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    I like Cottonwood Creek Quilts too.

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