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. 

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.

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 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.

Add the Project Pack for a variety of projects to teach in classes

Each  Project Pack includes 12 different projects: 4 that use 1-3 quilted blocks, 4 that use 5-9 quilted blocks and 4 16-block quilts. Include the complete Project Pack (all 12 patterns) with your Teacher Certification at a bundle discount, or purchase individual patterns in the FMM30 store as you are ready to use them.

  • 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.


    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 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 it cost? 

    • FMM30 Teacher Certification Seminars
      Each employee or Independent Contractor: $499
    • One-on-One, In-Store Training
      Starting at $1399:
      Each employee or Independent Contractor: $499
      FMM30 Educator per day: $800, plus expenses
      Include one or two days of in-store events for your customers and begin to see a profit right away!
    • "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


      15 students

      20 students

      Class Registration Fees





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





      Total Class Registration + FMM30 Mat,ls





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      Fabric Kit provided, including thread





      Wholesale cost of FMM30 books & tool kits





      Wholesale & Materials Cost





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





      Net Profit





      Additional profit, Other Product Add-ons:



      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


      15 students

      20 students

      Class Registration Fees





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





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      Total Class Registration + Product Sales





      Costs & Materials





      Fabric Kit provided





      Wholesale cost of products sold





      Total cost





      Total Profit





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





      Cost of Teacher Training Recouped





      Additional profit, Sewing Machines Sales


      $100's - $1000's


      Want to see what Free-Motion Mastery is all about?