The FMM30 Teacher Certification Program

Motion Mastery in a Month gives students a plan to succeed . . .
FMM30 Teacher Training gives TEACHERS a plan to succeed!

The FMM30 approach to teaching free-motion quilting is unlike any other. Focusing on body mechanics rather than patterns, FMM30 uses specific exercises to accelerate your students' learning process and get them to success fast!

The FMM30 Teacher Certification Program enables stores to have a trained Free-Motion Mastery in a Month teacher in-house. Using prepared lesson plans and projects, you can present classes any time, in the way that best suits your store and your customers. You can create a strong, ongoing free-motion education program that will build your customers' skills and loyalty, and build your profits.

There are 3 ways to get certified:

  • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Attend a 2-day regional Teacher Training Seminar, given several times a year in several locations throughout the U.S. 
  • One-on-One, In-Store Training
    A FMM30 Educator comes to your store, trains your staff teacher one-on-one, then team teaches with her to present a FMM30 launch event in your store.
  • "Special Event" FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
    Attend a Teacher Training Seminar at a special location and treat yourself a well-deserved vacation at the same time. 

Upcoming Dates

Please note: These events are for quilt-related businesses and their employees; they are not open to the general public. A wholesale account is required to register.  Click here to create or log in to your wholesale account.

Why Get Certified?

FMM30 Certified Teachers have access to a wealth of materials that make teaching free-motion quilting easy, fun and profitable. 

  • The FMM30 Teacher Manual contains 10 lesson plans for workshops and projects of various lengths from one day to several weeks that make teaching your classes easy.
  • Learn specific teaching techniques not found in the book - exercises that help your students quickly succeed at challenging skills like finding the right combination of hand and machine speed for even stitching.
  • Learn to help your students connect skills your students already have to the skills they need for free-motion quilting.
  • Learn how to soft-sell other products and sewing machines as you teach free-motion quilting.
  • Get ongoing training and updates through periodic video conferences.
  • Get first access to new FMM30 products, projects and patterns
  • Get recommendations and kitting instructions for fabrics that complement the FMM30 system.
  • Be included in our Fabric Kit Marketplace -- you create the kits, we promote them and send customers to your website to purchase them.
  • Be highlighted as a Certified Teacher / Certified Store on the FMM30 website with a hotlink to your store.
  • Benefit from our advertising and brand exposure.

What materials does FMM30 Teacher Training include?

  • Free-Motion Mastery in a Month book
  • Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Tool Kit with both Standard and Longarm size Trainers
  • FMM30 Teacher’s Manual
  • FMM30 Project Pack – 12 projects in different sizes to use in any class.
  • FMM30 Video Class, with a license to show it in commercial settings
  • FMM30 Quilting Yoga Video, with a license to show it in commercial settings
  • Official FMM30 Teacher's Apron
  • Hotlink to your store on our Local Stores list 
  • Sell FMM30 fabric kits in our Fabric Kit Marketplace

What’s in the Teacher’s Manual?

  • 10 lesson plans for classes ranging from 1 hour to a full day.
  • A Multi-week FMM30 Club Plan
  • Teaching modules for each Topic & Technique and each of the 6 Basic Shapes.

What's in the Project Pack?  

  • 12 different projects: 4 that use 1-3 quilted blocks, 4 that use 5-9 quilted blocks and 4 16-block quilts.
  • Each project is complete with cover sheet, kitting instructions, materials list and class handout.
  • Copy each project as many times as needed for your classes.
  • License to print and sell stand-alone patterns included.
  • Patterns are delivered as online PDF files which you may download at print as needed.

    Are sewing machines provided at the regional seminars?

    We encourage you to bring your own domestic sewing machine if possible, so you are as comfortable as possible with the machine you are sewing on. If you are coming by plane or other public transportation we can arrange to have a sewing machine available for you for a nominal charge.

    What about longarm machines?

    The FMM30 learning system works for both domestic and longarm machines. Seminars are taught on domestic machines while explaining adaptations for longarm machines. Where a longarm is available we will provide instruction and practice time on the longarm machine.

    Who can attend?

    Attendees must be owners or employees of a quilting-related business. You will be asked to provide your Tax ID number or business license when you create a wholesale account in order to enroll.

    How do I enroll?

    You must have a wholesale account with RaNae Merrill Quilt Design in order to enroll in a Teacher Certification Seminar. Click here to create or log in to your wholesale account. Once you have logged in to your account, open the Quick Order Form and select the seminar you want to attend. You can pay through our online store.

    • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars & Special Event Seminars
      Use the Quick Order Form to select the seminar you want to attend. You can pay through our online store.
    • One-on-One, In-Store Training
      Please contact us at RaNae@RaNaeMerrillQuilts.com so we can tailor the training to your needs.  Often our customers combine Teacher Training with an in-store event which helps launch the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month program in your store and introduces your teacher.  The income from this event can offset the cost of the training.

    How much does FMM30 Teacher Certification cost?

    For all events, the price for the first employee includes the Teacher Training, Teacher Materials and Project Pack.  The price for additional employees includes Teacher Training and Teacher Materials only; the Project Pack belongs to the store (not the employee).

    • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
      Starting at $998:
      First employee or Independent Contractor: $998
      Additional employees of the same business: $499 each
    • One-on-One, In-Store Training
      Starting at $1798:
      First employee or Independent Contractor: $998
      FMM30 Educator per day: $800, plus expenses
      Additional employees of the same business: $499 each
    • "Special Event" FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
      Prices vary per event - check the product listing in our store.

    How do I purchase Free-Motion Mastery in a Month products for my store and my classes?

    Use the Quick Order Form at left. (Do not use the "Shop" button on the brown bar above - that goes to the retail store and you will not find wholesale prices there.) 

    How long will it take for FMM30 to be profitable in my store?

    FMM30 Teacher Training can be profitable with your first class!
    Here are two examples:

    FMM30 Full-Day Class

    Full-Day FMM30 Class
    Express Bundle Purchase required
    Store provides 3-block fabric/batting/thread kit

    Suggested Price

    12
    students

    15 students

    20 students

    Class Registration Fees

    100.00

    1,200.00

    1,500.00

    2,000.00

    Sales of FMM30 books and tool kits
    (Express Bundle Required @ $99 or $113)

    99.00

    1,188.00

    1,485.00

    1,980.00

    Total Class Registration + FMM30 Mat,ls

    199.00

    2,189.00

    2,985.00

    3,980.00

    Costs & Materials

    Cost

     

     

     

    Fabric Kit provided, including thread

    -10.00

    -120.00

    -150.00

    -200.00

    Wholesale cost of FMM30 books & tool kits

    -52.95

    -635.40

    -794.25

    -1,059.00

    Wholesale & Materials Cost

     

    -755.40

    -944.25

    -1,259.00

    Total Profit

     

    1632.60

    2,040.75

    2,721.00

    Cost of FMM30 Teacher Training for 1 teacher at 2-day Seminar, including travel expenses

    1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    Net Profit

     

    233.60

    641.75

    1,322.00

    Additional profit, Other Product Add-ons:

     

    $100's

    Additional profit, Sewing Machine Sales

     

    $100's - $1000's

     

    FMM30 Half-day class

    Half-Day FMM30 Class
    No Purchase required
    Store provides 1-block fabric/batting kit

    Suggested Price

    12
    students

    15 students

    20 students

    Class Registration Fees

    50.00

    600.00

    750.00

    1,000.00

    Average sales per person of FMM30 products & other products (machine accessories, thread, batting, fabric, Super Sliders, basting glue, rulers, etc.) to recoup Teacher Training

     

    138.25

    91.60

    44.90

    Estimated total product sales

     

    1,659.00

    1,374.00

    898.00

    Total Class Registration + Product Sales

     

    2,259.00

    2,124.00

    1,898.00

    Costs & Materials

    Cost

     

     

     

    Fabric Kit provided

    -2.50

    -30.00

    -37.50

    -50.00

    Wholesale cost of products sold

     

    -829.50

    -687.00

    -449.00

    Total cost

     

    -859.50

    -724.50

    -499.00

    Total Profit

     

    1,399.50

    1,399.50

    1,399.00

    Cost of FMM30 Teacher Training for 1 teacher at 2-day Seminar, including travel expenses

    1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    -1,399.00

    Cost of Teacher Training Recouped

     

    0.50

    0.50

    0.00

    Additional profit, Sewing Machines Sales

     

    $100's - $1000's

     

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